Under the Energy Company Obligation Regulations 2017 -2018 (ECO2t) local authorities can set their own criteria for eligibility for funding for domestic energy efficiency measures. This funding is aimed at those within a local authority most likely to be in fuel poverty. Energy companies can spend up to a maximum of 10% of their full obligation within these criteria.
The Leeds City Region intends to adopt a city region wide approach to implementing the Flexible Eligibility policy initiative within the 2017 /18 Energy Company Obligation regulations, through the Better Homes Yorkshire programme. The Craven District Council Statement of Intent fits within this framework.
The focus of the funding is to help those most vulnerable and to increase the uptake of energy efficiency improvements.