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Landlords’ multi-billion-pound fuel poverty hit


The government’s fuel poverty strategy has left social landlords responsible for funding billions of pounds of improvement works, senior housing figures have warned.


Green deal's £120m pot closes following 'surge' in demand


The government has closed applications to its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund because of ‘overwhelming popular demand’.


Green deal plans up by 14% Video


3,234 homes had green deal plans in progress by the end of June - a 14% rise from the end of May.

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Government's new fuel poverty proposals 'full of holes'


The government has been slammed by campaigners over plans announced today to target fuel poverty.

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Poll finds 75% of renters have never switched energy supplier


More than 75% of bill payers living in rented accommodation have never switched their energy supplier, a poll has revealed.

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£4.5m energy-efficiency pot available for Scottish landlords


Social landlords in Scotland are now be able to apply for a chunk of the £4.5m fund to improve energy-efficiency measures in their homes.

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Green light for £5m 1,500-home solar panel project


Warrington Borough Council has approved £5.25m investment to provide 1,500 properties with solar panels and three sheltered housing schemes.

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No dodging disclosure


Landlords in Scotland will have to reveal environmental data

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Tackling fuel poverty


Social landlords should not wait for government targets in order to respond to fuel poverty, argues Steve Grocock

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What's on in the housing sector this week - 21 - 25 July


A round up of what’s happening in the housing sector this week - 21 to 25 of July.

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Power struggle to supply tenants' energy


Landlords that become energy suppliers must do so for the right reasons


Villages will die without housing


To kick off rural housing week, Jonathan Layzell lays down the case for developing affordable homes in the countryside

Jeremy Kape

Removing the eco shackles


The social housing sector needs a different approach to financing retrofitting than the current government policy, says Jeremy Kape

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Lessons from lifting people out of fuel poverty


As a preview of his Chartered Institute of Housing conference event, Nigel Banks discusses tackling the nine million households in fuel poverty with lessons he’s learned.

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Crushing carbon


The push for carbon zero homes is welcome, but there are still some apparent flaws

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