'The worst way to cut energy bills': Campaigners slam reports government is considering cutting energy efficiency levy

James Murray
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The UK's homes are among the least energy efficient in Europe | Credit: iStock
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The UK's homes are among the least energy efficient in Europe | Credit: iStock

The Treasury is reportedly reviewing the Energy Company Obligation as it looks to ease rising energy bills, despite warnings from BEIS that cutting levy would be 'short termist'

The government is reportedly considering cutting funding for its flagship energy efficiency scheme, as the Treasury reviews a range of options for easing pressure on domestic energy bills ahead of an anticipated...

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