To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund to enable the implementation of decarbonisation measures beyond the home, such as funding for electric car charging points.
4 February 2022
The £3.8bn Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund is to decarbonise social housing as the name suggests.
However, in November 2021, the Government announced that it would require EV charging infrastructure to be installed in new homes and homes undergoing major renovation with associated parking. This will include flats and social housing. This will come into effect from June 2022.
We are reforming our EV chargepoint grants for homes to better support low income families who may live in flats or rented accommodation.
In 2022 we will provide grants of up to £30,000 to install charging in apartment block carparks and we will open our electric vehicle charge points grants to landlords, both private and public, so that they can provide charging for their tenants.