Under the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Regulations 2017 - 2018 (ECO2t) local authorities can set their own criteria for eligibility for funding for domestic energy efficiency measures. This funding is aimed at those within a local authority most likely to be in fuel poverty. Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their full obligation within these criteria. Local authorities must publish a statement of intent that defines who is eligible for funding before this can happen.
The Leeds City Region intends to adopt a city region wide approach to implementing the forthcoming Flexible Eligibility policy initiative within the 2017/18 Energy Company Obligation regulations, through the Better Homes Yorkshire programme. The Leeds City Council Statement of Intent fits within this framework.
Leeds City Council intends to work closely with energy companies, installers and customers to maximise the input of Flexible Eligibility ECO on fuel poor households. However fitting the criteria within the statement of intent does not guarantee that any individual household will benefit from energy saving improvements as the final decision on funding rests with energy suppliers and will depend on:
- The survey carried out and installation costs calculated
- the energy savings that can be achieved for a property, and
- whether suppliers have achieved their ECO targets or require further measures to meet their ECO targets (this will affect the amount of funding available through the scheme)
Current and previous declarations of intent will be available from the Documents section of this page.
If you would like further information please contact George Munson at George.Munson@leeds.gov.uk or on 0113 378 5877.