Local leaders the key to delivering warm homes – UK100

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The UK100 network of local leaders have responded to the revelation that the Great British Insulation Scheme is around 60 years behind schedule, by highlighting new case studies which show how local authorities are leading on retrofit.

UK100 Chief Executive Christopher Hammond says: ‘Everyone in the UK deserves a warm, safe home that they can afford to heat. But with some of the oldest and leakiest homes in Europe, this is far from the day-to-day reality for millions in the UK. While schemes like GBIS flounder, the work being done in places like Leeds and Greater Manchester shows that, equipped with the right tools and support, local authorities are delivering for their communities. To unlock their full potential, however, the next Government must empower local authorities to lead.

In this video, George Munson, Energy and Climate Change Manager at Leeds City Council, explores the Priority Neighbourhood Approach, funded in partnership with West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to deliver whole street retrofits in Holbeck, aimed at tackling fuel poverty in some of the city’s most vulnerable communities.

See more on the UK100 Knowledge Hub


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