08 Jan '14, 6pm

Well done @ukgbc, poor show @edwarddaveymp Setting the record straight on ECO | UK Green Building Council

Earlier on today, I was asked to join a discussion on BBC Radio 4’s “You and Yours” programme to talk about the immediate impacts of December’s announcement of cuts to ECO. I was joined on the show by Jeremy Kape, Director of Property Investment from housing association and UK-GBC member Affinity Sutton, and Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, Ed Davey. Jeremy opened by revealing that Affinity Sutton has already received a revised offer from the energy company they are dealing with, representing a 20 per cent drop in funding. This, he said, put the entire programme – planned to insulate some 5,000 properties – at risk, due to the difficulties they would face meeting the funding gap. This reflects stories we are hearing every day – of funding being reduced, postponed, or pulled altogether from social housing solid wall insulation (SWI) programmes. Asked by pre...

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