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   New scheme will help Leicestershire households cut their energy bills    25 July, 2022

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council

Hinckley Hub, Rugby Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 0FR


ISSUED 22 July 2022

New scheme will help Leicestershire households cut their energy bills

More than 300 homeowners in Leicestershire are eligible for efficiency improvements which will reduce energy costs as well as making households warmer and greener.

A new partnership between the borough and district councils and Leicestershire County Council will pay for measures which will help Leicestershire residents go green, reduce costs and tackle climate change.

As part of the new Green Living Leicestershire programme, eligible county residents will benefit from fully funded home improvements including loft and wall insulation, solar panels, heat pumps and new efficient windows and doors.

Although Leicestershire has just experienced a record-breaking heatwave, residents are being encouraged to think about getting their homes ready for the winter.

The Energy Saving Trust estimates that solar panels can save households an average of £280 per year, as well as saving up to 1.6 tonnes of carbon emissions a year.

Green Living Leicestershire is funded by £3.6 million provided by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and administered through Midlands Net Zero Hub.

Councillor Martin Cartwright, Executive Member for Climate Change at Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council said: said: “With energy bills increasing, not only will this scheme help residents with the cost of living by reducing energy bills, it will also benefit the borough and Leicestershire becoming a net zero county by 2045 by cutting carbon emissions.

“I would urge any resident who thinks they might be eligible to find out more and get involved.” 

Visit: www.hinckley-bosworth.gov.uk/greenlivingleicestershire or call YES Energy Solutions on 03309 126199, who can support residents with their applications.

The eligibility criteria include households with an income of £30,000 or less per year or in receipt of means-tested benefits, and an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D, E, F or G. It will prioritise supporting low-income households heated by mains gas, those off the gas grid, and those at high risk of fuel poverty.

The scheme aims to improve the energy efficiency of owner-occupier households most in need of support, reduce energy bills and tackle climate change. It follows on from previous successful funding bids, including the Green Homes Grant and Warm Homes Fund.

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