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by ALEO Admin
Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Ofgem extends safeguard tariff
Replies: 0
Views: 227

Ofgem extends safeguard tariff

On 2 February 2018, Ofgem extended its safeguard tariff to almost one million vulnerable customers, with over five million households now protected. The safeguard tariff was introduced by Ofgem in April 2017 for over four million prepayment customers, and will now be extended to cover a million more...
by ALEO Admin
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Homes Fit for Study Report
Replies: 0
Views: 309

Homes Fit for Study Report

The National Union of Students (NUS) and Eaga Charitable Trust have published a report on their research into student experiences of energy in the private rented sector, titled Homes Fit for Study. Headline statistics from the research are as follows: 29% had requested an Energy Performance Certific...
by ALEO Admin
Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Surveys
Topic: Climate Change Adaptation: Local Authority Survey
Replies: 0
Views: 361

Climate Change Adaptation: Local Authority Survey

SE2 is carrying out some research for Lincolnshire County Council to find out if/how other local authorities are addressing climate change adaptation. The online survey, which should take about five minutes to complete, is available at: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/HN3BDWX. The deadline to respo...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: ECO2t POPT increase and Deemed Scores Survey amendment
Replies: 0
Views: 191

ECO2t POPT increase and Deemed Scores Survey amendment

On 1 February, the ECO2t Deemed Scores Survey was republished on the Ofgem website to reflect a change in the notification of the Percentage of Property Treated (POPT) from 10% increments to 20% increments. This change came into effect for measures installed from 01/02/2018. There have also been som...
by ALEO Admin
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Case studies requested on PRS and energy efficiency
Replies: 0
Views: 411

Case studies requested on PRS and energy efficiency

The Association for the Conservation of Energy, in partnership with CAG Consultants, is looking for local authorities that are taking a proactive approach to raising energy efficiency standards in the private rented sector through the use of HHSRS, selective licensing and/or civil penalties, or whic...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: EUA Report on Fuel Poverty: Ending the vicious cycle of vulnerability
Replies: 0
Views: 354

EUA Report on Fuel Poverty: Ending the vicious cycle of vulnerability

The Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has published a new report, titled Fuel Poverty: Ending the vicious cycle of vulnerability, which calls on the government to introduce new policies to help those in fuel poverty. The report recognises issues that have resulted in the proliferation of fuel poor...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: EnAct interview with Dr Brenda Boardman - Fixing Fuel Poverty
Replies: 0
Views: 268

EnAct interview with Dr Brenda Boardman - Fixing Fuel Poverty

EnAct - the Energy Action Project - has published a 30-minute audio interview with Dr Brenda Boardman titled Fixing Fuel Poverty. Dr Brenda Boardman is an Emeritus Research Fellow at the University of Oxford, and was responsible for introducing the first definition of fuel poverty in her book Fuel P...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Consultation Archive
Topic: Ofgem Consultation on Forward Work Programme 2018-19
Replies: 1
Views: 317

Ofgem Consultation on Forward Work Programme 2018-19

On 30 November 2017, Ofgem published a consultation on its proposed Forward Work Programme for 2018-19. Listed policy areas relevant to domestic consumers include: gas and electricity retail markets; enforcement; ECO; the Domestic RHI and FITs; Warm Homes Discount; licences, codes and standards. The...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: European Energy Poverty Observatory
Replies: 0
Views: 257

European Energy Poverty Observatory

The European Energy Poverty Observatory (EPOV) was launched on 29 January 2018, with a mission to improve the measuring, monitoring and sharing of knowledge and best practice on energy poverty in European member states. To achieve its objectives, the Observatory provides a range of useful resources,...
by ALEO Admin
Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Government confirms support for the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017
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Views: 320

Government confirms support for the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017

On 14 January 2018, the Housing Secretary, confirmed Government support for the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill 2017-19, with the debate on Second Reading taking place on 19 January 2018. The Bill seeks to amend relevant sections of the Landlord and Tena...
by ALEO Admin
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and the NEA Twitter Thunderclap
Replies: 0
Views: 742

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day and the NEA Twitter Thunderclap

Fuel Poverty Awareness Day will take place on Friday, 23 February 2018, and will mark the final day of NEA's Warm Homes Campaign. NEA are asking for Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr users to sign up to their Thunderclap, which will automatically send out the same message at the same time from all accoun...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Select Committee session on quality of accommodation in the private rented sector
Replies: 0
Views: 280

Select Committee session on quality of accommodation in the private rented sector

On Monday 22 January 2018, the Communities and Local Government Committee held a session on the quality of accommodation in the private rented sector and the draft Tenant Fees Bill published on 1 Nov 2017. The session is available to watch on Parliament TV at: http://www.parliamentlive.tv/Event/Inde...
by ALEO Admin
Wed Jan 24, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: BEIS Huddle Local Energy Workspace
Replies: 0
Views: 375

BEIS Huddle Local Energy Workspace

BEIS have created a Local Energy Workspace on Huddle - the online document collaboration platform. More details from BEIS are provided below: ‘You are invited to join our Huddle Local Energy Workspace. Huddle is a web-based platform which allows us to share information, best practice and experience....
by ALEO Admin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: North West News and Announcements
Topic: ALEO North West regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 318

ALEO North West regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018

- provided by David Colbourne, Chair of ALEO North West, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 18 January 2018. Details of any meetings held and/or forthcoming: None since last July 2017. Details of any other events held and/or forthcoming: NEA Under One Roof – 24 January 2018 Merseyside Fuel Pover...
by ALEO Admin
Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: Big Energy Saving Week 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 327

Big Energy Saving Week 2018

Big Energy Saving Week 2018 runs from 22 to 28 January, and is a partnership between Citizens Advice, the Energy Saving Trust and BEIS. Big Energy Saving Week 2018 focuses on raising public awareness of how to switch energy supplier or tariff to get the best deal, access discounts and make homes ene...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Yorkshire & Humber News and Announcements
Topic: ALEO Yorkshire & Humber regional update for the ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 642

ALEO Yorkshire & Humber regional update for the ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018

- provided by Matt Lewer, Chair of ALEO Yorkshire and Humber, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 18 January 2018. ALEO East Pennine met for the first time for over two years on November 17, 2017. The meeting was held in the afternoon after the National Energy Action Yorkshire and Humber forum. T...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: West Midlands News and Announcements
Topic: West Midland ALEO regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 614

West Midland ALEO regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018

- provided by Rachel Jones, Chair of West Midlands ALEO, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 18 January 2018. Details of any meetings held and/or forthcoming: The last meeting was on the 3rd November. The focus of the meeting was ECO flex and how LAs in the West Midlands were addressing this. The...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: South East News and Announcements
Topic: ALEO South East regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 369

ALEO South East regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018

- provided by Hazel Hill, Chair of ALEO South East, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 18 January 2018. Details of any meetings held and/or forthcoming: Next meeting 1st Feb, including discussions and updates on LA Flex, presentations from Park Homes update and a focus of presentations on electr...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: East News and Announcements
Topic: ALEO East regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 326

ALEO East regional update for ALEO National Executive meeting - January 2018

- provided by David Walton, Chair of ALEO East, for the ALEO Executive meeting held on 18 January 2018. Details of any meetings held and/or forthcoming: Last meeting 22nd Nov 2017. Date of next meeting to be confirmed; likely to be in Spring 2018. Details of any current projects: Norwich City Counci...
by ALEO Admin
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: UK National News and Announcements
Topic: DCLG now the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government
Replies: 0
Views: 343

DCLG now the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

The Department for Communities and Local Government has been renamed as the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government's (MHCLG) following a cabinet reshuffle on 8 January 2018. Sajid Javid will continue as Secretary of State for the Ministry, with the following ministerial team: Dominic ...

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