Gillian Charlesworth CEO at BRE

BRE comments on the Chancellor’s energy support package

 

Following the announcement of the Chancellor’s energy support package, Gillian Charlesworth, CEO, at BRE commented:

 

“Today’s announcement of further support for struggling households is welcome in the face of ever-increasing energy costs. Immediate financial support for the poorest households is certainly much needed, but British households also need solutions which protect them in the long term.”

“Accelerating the roll out of insulation to poorly insulated homes is a simple solution that could significantly improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock”

 

“The UK has one of the oldest and most poorly insulated housing stocks in Europe, and over a third of our gas supply is currently used to heat our homes. This  unnecessarily inflates demand for natural gas, leading to higher bills for households.”

“Accelerating the roll out of insulation to poorly insulated homes is a simple solution that could significantly improve the energy efficiency of our housing stock.

 

Man fitting insulation to a home

“In the long term, investing in retrofit measures will translate into savings year on year, better shield households and businesses from any future energy price shock, and reduce the need for the taxpayer to intervene in the future.”

 

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