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Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 113143, tabled on 27 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the suitability of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund in achieving sufficient electric car charging points for social housing tenants.

Answered on

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.