We’re helping local authorities across the North East and Yorkshire improve the energy efficiency of low-income households through the Local Authority Delivery Scheme – Phase 2 (LAD2).
The North East and Yorkshire (NEY) Energy Hub has received a total of £53.2 million of Government funding as part of Phase 2 of the Local Authority Delivery scheme (LAD 2) which will run until 30 December 2021. The funding administered by the NEY Energy Hub forms part of the £300 million funding allocated to the five Regional Energy Hubs in England by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.
LAD 2 operates in a different way to previous Government energy efficiency schemes. Regional Energy Hubs use local knowledge and regional expertise to identify those households which are most likely to require support and which would best benefit from energy efficiency upgrades.
This scheme will deliver progress towards sustainable warmth: reducing household energy bills as well as supporting the phase out of fossil fuel heating and the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050.
NEY Energy Hub is allocating funding to Local Authorities to deliver LAD 2 to improve the energy efficiency of homes of low-income households (under £30,000) living in their area. The scheme aims to improve low energy performance certificate (EPC) D to G rated homes. This scheme will deliver progress towards sustainable warmth: reducing household energy bills as well as supporting the phase out of fossil fuel heating and the UK’s commitment to net zero by 2050.
In North East and Yorkshire, Local Authorities are delivering schemes with the support of local coordinators who can help answer questions about the scheme and check eligibility. Local coordinators can also support with switching energy provider and other services to help households save money on their bills. Eligible measures will differ in each Local Authority so contact your local coordinator for more details about what measures your home could benefit from. Measures may include improvements such as insulation, double glazing, replacing gas boilers with low carbon alternatives and installing solar panels.
Eligible homeowners could get up to £10,000* of fully funded home improvements depending on your local authority scheme and the energy efficiency measures needed. Private or social housing landlords with eligible tenants can also apply to get up to £5,000 towards the cost of home improvements, with landlords required to contribute at least a third of the cost. This means landlords can get up to £7,500 worth of measures installed for a maximum contribution of £2,500. Landlords may agree to additional works with the scheme manager at their own expense.
*This is capped at 50% (£5,000) for eligible homeowners with an EPC rating of D
For more information on the other Regional Energy Hubs approach, please visit their websites below:
Find out more about EPC and whether your property has a valid certificate at GOV.UK
To get involved, eligible homeowners and landlords should contact their Local Authority. If you require further information regarding the LAD2 scheme, or have any queries, please see the LAD2 Guidance document or contact Abbie.Raynes@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk.
If you are an installer and are interested in being involved in the LAD2 scheme, please also contact Abbie.Raynes@teesvalley-ca.gov.uk.