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Help is available to all residents in Tamworth to make homes as energy efficient as possible. This can range from practical, independent advice, to financial assistance in the form of grants or loans. Find out how to get help from the HEAT campaign hereAn energy efficient home is a warmer home which is also cheaper to heat and will improve health and wellbeing.

Get £140 off your electricity bill for winter 2017-2018 under the government’s Warm Home Discount Scheme

Apply now for the £140 Warm Home Discount! If you’re receiving benefits, on a low income and struggling with your energy bills you could benefit from the £140 off your electricity bills.  Those receiving Guaranteed Pension Credit receive the rebate automatically, but others have to apply each year.  It’s worth applying now – funds are limited and allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis.  To find out if your eligible, and to discuss other ways of saving money on your energy bills, contact HEAT on Freephone 0800 0432 815.  

Energy Company Obligation (ECO)

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in Great Britain to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty. The Help to Heat element of the Government's ECO programme, also described as the Home Heating Cost Reduction Obligation (HHCRO), focuses on low income and vulnerable householders. These are householders who receive specific benefits and are below a certain income threshold. More information on ECO here

For more information and to see if you are eligible please visit the following page or contact HEAT on Freephone 0800 0432 815.

You can also download our Top Energy Saving Tips here.

For more advice and information on keeping your home warm, switching energy suppliers and saving money call HEAT on 0800 0432815, text your name to 07922 651982 and someone will call you back or email 

Taking a Strategic Approach, The Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 recognises local authorities' ability to significantly improve the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation in their area. The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has therefore requested that all local authorities report on the measures they propose to take to achieve this aim.

Tamworth Borough Council has worked to produce its HECA Plan Progress Report 2015 which outlines the Council's strategic approach to domestic energy efficiency over future years. Subsequent progress reports will be published on this page at two-year intervals.


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