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CIPHE chief: Budget does little to alleviate fuel poverty fears
2017/12/04
1 December, 2017
Organisation disappointed over failure to fund new initiatives to alleviate fuel poverty on the back of cuts to national boiler replacement scheme
 
The latest Autumn Budget will do little to address concerns around fuel poverty, despite industry calls for more support for vulnerable individuals and lower income homes to heat their properties, the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has argued.
 
The government has recently set out broad aims to improve the energy efficiency of the UK’s heating needs through its Clean Growth Strategy with the aim to decarbonise the economy. However, there was no direct mention of schemes or new funds to tackle fuel poverty in last week’s Budget.
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