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Energy: Housing

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 8235, tabled on 24 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what further steps he is taking to improve the energy efficiency of domestic buildings.

Answered on

1 June 2022

The UK has made good progress in improving energy performance of homes.  46% of homes in England are now EPC Band C or above, up from 12% in 2009.

Furthermore, Government is investing over £6.6 billion over this parliament to continue improving energy efficiency. This funding will help to deliver upgrades through the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund, Energy Company Obligation, Local Authority Delivery and Home Upgrade Grant Schemes. The new £450 million Boiler Upgrade Scheme will provide upfront grants towards the cost of a heat pump or biomass boiler.

The Government is also Zero-rating VAT for the next five years on the installation of insulation and low-carbon heating.