What is The Great British Insulation Scheme?
Designed to be complementary to the current ECO scheme, which is known as ECO4, The Great British Insulation Scheme (previously known as ECO Plus) has an anticipated spend of £1 Billion and improve 300,000 homes.
It is designed to deliver improvements to the least energy-efficient dwellings in Great Britain to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce energy bills.
This scheme will mostly deliver single insulation measures.
Which areas does it cover?
The scheme will operated across Great Britain.
Which standards and measures will The Great British Insulation Scheme cover?
The Government have decided that all measures must be delivered under PAS 2035 (meaning installers will need PAS 2030) including the simpler measures:
- B1 Cavity wall insulation (including party walls)
- B4 and B8 Solid wall insulation (both external and internal)
- B5 Flat roof insulation
- B6 Under floor insulation/Solid floor insulation
- B9 Loft insulation
- B10 Pitched roof insulation
- B12 Room-in-roof insulation
- B13 Park home insulation
When will it run?
The scheme will launch by Summer 2023 and run until March 2026.
What are the benefits to households?
The government believe the scheme will save households around £310 a year.
Who will qualify?
As well as supporting low-income and vulnerable households, it will also be available to those living in homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D-G, and within Council Tax bands A-D in England and A-E in Scotland and Wales.