The policy framework for decarbonising our homes is emerging rapidly, along with details of the funding available to support it. Here, we summarise the key pieces of policy currently guiding decarbonisation, which will be kept up to date as the environment evolves.
This strategy sets out policies and proposals for decarbonising all sectors of the UK economy to meet our net zero target by 2050.Find out more
Analysis exploring the key issues as the UK decarbonises.Find out more
Setting out how the government plans to eliminate virtually all emissions arising from heating, cooling and energy use in our buildings.Find out more
A summary the key announcements made by the Chancellor, our member briefing, response, and our original submission.Find out more
An outline of the government’s desire to see all rented homes reach EPC C by 2030 where practical, cost-effective and affordable. It details a range of other measures they would take to support the decarbonisation of housing.Find out more
Sets out a series of actions the government will take to improve the EPC regime in a number of areas including coverage, accuracy and alignment with decarbonisation. In June 2021, a BEIS-commissioned report regarding how to better align SAP with net zero was also published.Find out more
Sets out the approach the government will take to build back better, support green jobs, and accelerate our path to net zero.Find out more
Builds on the Ten Point Plan to outline the government’s approach to greening our energy system.Find out more
Outlines how the government plans to address fuel poverty in England and align this objective with decarbonisation. The Strategy aims to ensure as many fuel poor homes as reasonably practicable achieve a minimum energy efficiency rating of Band C, by 2030.Find out more
Outlines the government’s vision for scaling up the production and utilisation of hydrogen in the economy. It identifies a possible role for hydrogen in heating a small number of homes by 2050, and outlines how government will support some small-scale trial projects in the coming decade.Find out more
A stepping stone to the Future Buildings Standard.Find out more
The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for new dwellings - consultation outcome.Find out more
There are a variety of useful and important reports published by the Climate Change Committee which can inform our sector’s journey to net zero.
This assessment of the government's Net Zero Strategy covers the strengths of the strategy and the issues that will need to be resolved quickly for it to be a success.Find out more
Published just prior to the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050, the Climate Change Committee published a detailed report on the state of UK housing and how it could be decarbonised.Find out more
In 2019, the Climate Change Committee published their advice to the government to support Parliament’s legislation of the 2050 net zero target.Find out more
The most comprehensive advice the Climate Change Committee has produced yet. This is a blueprint for a fully decarbonised UK. It built on their net zero advice, recommends tough interim carbon reduction targets and outlines sector-specific decarbonisation trajectories, including this one for buildings. There work on buildings was supported by this accompanying report outlining housing’s likely and most efficient trajectory to net zero.Find out more
The Climate Change Committee's latest Progress Report to Parliament details the impact of the pandemic on carbon emissions in the UK economy, and recommends a range of policy measures with buildings decarbonisation identified as a priority.Find out more
Wave 2 over 2022/23 to 2024/25 (info coming soon on how to apply).
Awaiting details following consultation.
Social homes likely to be eligible if they are certified EPC E or below (or EPC D for ‘innovation’ measures) and residents meet certain criteria.
Expected 2022-2026.Find out more
Expected in 2022, this will support upgrades to the worst performing off-gas grid homes in England. £150m funding was granted for the first phase of HUG, and a further £950m funding is available over 2022/23 to 2024/25. We are awaiting details on eligibility of social housing.
Expected 2022-2025.Find out more