Great British Insulation Scheme offers households help to save £400 a year on energy bills

14 September 2023

The government has announced a £1 billion insulation scheme which could help more than 300,000 homes in England, Scotland and Wales save an average of £400 a year on their energy bills.

The initiative is called the Great British Insulation Scheme and will offer vital upgrades including roof, loft or cavity wall insulation to families in lower council tax bands with less energy-efficient homes.

The scheme is designed to help wider range of households compared to other existing government-funded schemes. Those eligible for support include households in council tax bands A-D in England, A-E in Scotland and Wales, with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or below. Additional support is available for households on low incomes and in receipt of means-tested benefits.

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) says customers will, from today, be able to find out if they can get support to make their homes more energy efficient by using a new online checker tool.

Social tenants are able to apply to the scheme but will need permission from their landlord for any insulation to be installed. We would encourage our members to share details of this scheme with residents who may be eligible for support.

More information about the Great British Insulation Scheme is available on GOV.UK.

Who to speak to

Rory Hughes, Policy Officer