INCA Calls on Government to Double the ECO Target for Solid Wall Insulation

The Insulated Render and Cladding Association (INCA) has called on the Government to double the target for Solid Wall Insulation (SWI) measures in the 2017 ECO transition period in response to the Government’s ‘Help to Heat’ consultation.

The proposed ECO scheme has several positive features; however, INCA’s response highlights that fuel poverty cannot be effectively tackled without a strong focus on SWI as almost half of Britain’s ‘fuel poor’ families live in solid wall home1 . The response also points out that the key cost assumptions used by Government have been significantly overstated, which has resulted in a very low target of 17,000 measures per year being set for SWI. INCA believes that the SWI target should be doubled to 33,000 measures per year, which can easily be delivered within the £640 million budget.

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