Category: Parity Thoughts

There are around 4 million UK households in fuel poverty, who find it hard to heat their homes due to low incomes, high fuel bills and hard-to-heat homes. This has consequences for the health of the residents and society. Yet...
Today’s report from the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) finds that today’s homes are unfit for the challenges of the 21st century. It could not be clearer: We cannot meet our climate objectives without a major improvement in UK housing. We will...
BEIS aims to consult on a market framework for heat networks this summer, following its response to the Competition and Markets Authority’s Market Study and the Industry Heat Network Task Force report Shared Warmth. This week the Heat Networks Investment Project (HNIP) has opened...
This week the Government announced it is raising the spending limit that caps the liability of  private sector landlords for the energy efficiency of their properties. We believe that this prod to the market is cold comfort and sends the...
This week, Alex Rostron of Rutlish School in Wimbledon spent the week with us to experience first hand how we are trying to improve the performance of homes across the country. We asked him to summarise some of the things...
Rather appropriately on Cold Homes Week ministers have been told that reducing the number of cold, leaky houses in the UK should be made a national infrastructure priority. It seems there is now widespread, cross-party support for this. While this...
With the amount of organisations out there offering ‘energy audits’ or ‘energy assessments’ these days, particularly since the demise of the Government’s Green Deal scheme, it can be difficult to know where to start looking if you’re a homeowner. While...