ECIU: Leaky homes and extended lockdown could exacerbate households' Covid-19 financial struggles

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 Only one per cent of new homes in the UK are EPC A-rated. Credit: Sander Crombach
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Only one per cent of new homes in the UK are EPC A-rated. Credit: Sander Crombach

A new analysis by the ECIU notes that extended lockdown into the winter months could exacerbate fuel poverty in the UK and calls on the government to implement vast energy efficiency programmes for homes that will lower heating bills while reducing carbon, spurring jobs and levelling regional inequalites.

Families living in the UK's 'leakiest' homes could have to shell out roughly £50 more a month on heating bills than those who live in better-insulated buildings if the coronavirus lockdown is extended...

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