Unfortunately your Local Authority is not currently participating in the UK Energy Companies Obligation Local Authority Flex scheme..
All Local Authorities in England & Wales are able to participate in the scheme through the publication of a ECO Statement of Intent. A template and guidance is provided by the Government and can be viewed via the link above. The statement of intent outlines how the Local Authority will decide which residents within their area can be approved for an ECO grant.
Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Help to Heat flexible eligibility, obligated energy suppliers will be able to use the ‘flexible eligibility’ mechanism for up to 25% of their ECO Affordable Warmth obligation by installing energy saving measures in premises that have been declared eligible by local authorities.
Participating local authorities will have to ensure these are households in private tenure living either in fuel poverty or living on a low income and who are particularly vulnerable to the effects of living in the cold. In addition some non-fuel poor homes will be allowed for solid wall insulation projects, as long as a proportion of the households in the project are in fuel poverty or living in the cold.
In order to approve the ECO grant, the Local Authority must provide the installer (ie QERB Energy) or the customer, a signed LA Flex eligibility form.
At the last time of checking*, we were unable to find a published ECO statement of intent from the following Local Authorities. If this has changed please let us know. Otherwise, please contact your Local Authority to encourage them to produce an ECO Statement of Intent so as the residents under their care are not missing out on vital ECO funding that is being used by others.
- Taunton Deane
- West Somerset
- Vale of Glamorgan
* Last checked 7/8/2019