The council and home energy support

Current statement of intent

The Council's statement of intent gives details on how it will determine which low income and vulnerable households are eligible for ECO4 and the Great British Insulation Scheme, under the ECO4 flex and the Great British Insulation Scheme flex rules and routes.

The Statement of Intent for ECO4 and Great British Insulation Scheme was published on 8 December 2023 and is active from this date.

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Withdrawn statements

Withdrawn statement Version 6.0 (PDF, 169KB, 3 pages) was published on 23 March 2023 to 31 August 2023.

  • The statement was updated to comply with Ofgem eligibility
  • It gives details on how it will determine which low income and vulnerable households are eligible for ECO4, under the ECO flexibility scheme rules and routes.

Withdrawn statement Version one (PDF, 243KB) published 4 July 2017 to 21 January 2018. It shows the criteria to use to establish eligibility for the Energy Companies Obligation (ECO) Flexibility Scheme.

It identifies:

  • Fuel Poverty Scheme - households having difficulty affording to heat their homes to adequate levels.
  • In-fill Scheme - to allow solid wall insulation to take place in groups of properties where only some of the residents currently qualify for ECO support.

Withdrawn statement Version two (PDF, 243KB) published 22 January 2018 to 11 February 2021.

The following changes were made: 

  • The addition of a Low Income and Vulnerable to Cold (LIVC) scheme to help those with health conditions who are vulnerable to cold-related illness.
  • A referral route for the LIVC scheme through the Public Health Department's Local Area Co-ordinators.

Withdrawn statement Version three (PDF, 202KB) published 12 February 2021 to 1 February 2022.

The following changes were made:

  • Update of the household income thresholds for qualification.
  • Removal of the Low Income and Vulnerable to Cold (LIVC) scheme.

Withdrawn statement Version four (PDF, 202KB) published 2 February 2022 to 31 March 2022:

  • Inclusion of City Energy Network Ltd as an approved installer under our ECO Code of Conduct.

Withdrawn statement Version five (PDF, 202KB) published on 3 May 2022 to 30 June 2022:

  • extension of the end date for the Statement of Intent to 30 June 2022.