Low-income households guaranteed trusted tradesmen

The government has announced a new quality scheme that will see home energy improvements for over 300,000 low-income families only carried out by trusted tradesmen.

On Monday 15 July, the scheme – delivered by “TrustMark” – was launched with the government pledging that it will increase protection for low-income and vulnerable households and deliver free energy-saving measures such as insulation and new boilers under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO). It will see £3.6bn invested into upgrading peoples’ homes as the UK pursues its target of becoming a net zero emissions economy.

Energy and Clean Growth Minister Chris Skidmore said: “Driving up the energy efficiency of Britain’s homes is key to us reducing emissions from households, saving people money on their bills as we legislate to become a net zero emissions economy and end our contribution to global warming entirely.”