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What is ECO4 Funding?

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Consists of one Distinction called the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) or ‘Affordable Warmth’ scheme. ECO4 is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce carbon emissions.

The ECO scheme means that medium and large gas and electricity suppliers – including British Gas, EDF Energy, Eon, Ovo, Scottish Power, and SSE are obliged to help households with energy efficiency measures such as Electric Storage Heaters, loft insulation, cavity wall insulation, solid wall insulation, and boiler replacement or repair. The scheme provides funding to help eligible people reduce the cost of heating by installing energy-efficient measures such as Storage Heaters, Loft, Floor, Cavity, IWI Internal Wall Insulation. ECO4 is currently being Upgraded and will be called ECO4 in 2022.

How ECO works?

Under ECO, medium and larger energy suppliers fund the installation of energy efficiency measures in British households. Each obligated supplier has an overall target based on its share of the domestic energy market in Britain. The obligated energy suppliers work with installers to introduce certain efficiency measures into your homes, such as loft, floor or wall insulation, or heating measures.

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The obligation explained

The Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO) requires energy suppliers to promote the installation of measures that lead to financial savings on energy bills, such as the installation of insulation and heating measures.

Receiving benefits?

You will qualify if you are on are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

You will qualify if you are on are in receipt of one of the following benefits:

Universal Credit 

Child Tax Credit / Work Tax Credit

Pension Credit 

Income-Based Job Seekers Allowance 

Income Related Employment and Support Allowance 

Income Support 

Housing Benefit

Pension Credit Savings Credit

This means that a lot of benefits around disability will be removed.

If you don't have a qualifying benefit, you may qualify by:

Being in a "low-income" household

Over the age of 65

Have a child under the age of 5

Have a serious illness

In receipt of child benefits

The Government's rules have changed so that more people can qualify under LA Flex.

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