Scrapping of insulation scheme in 2013 has cost households £3.7bn, Labour claims

Michael Holder
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Insulation is seen as key to tackling fuel poverty and cutting CO2 in draughty homes
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Insulation is seen as key to tackling fuel poverty and cutting CO2 in draughty homes

Installation of home insulation has plummeted since Warm Front Scheme was scrapped in 2013, which may have led to millions of tonnes of additional CO2 emissions

A now-defunct national scheme which helped to support the rollout of home insulation could have saved households an additional £3.7bn on their energy bills while avoiding millions of tonnes of CO2 from...

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