Energy Company Obligation: How it Helps Vulnerable Households

How the Energy Company Obligation works
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The Energy Company Obligation, or ECO, is a UK scheme which can help certain households access funding to make energy-efficient home improvements. 

The government scheme is designed to help people on low incomes and those in fuel poverty, who would otherwise be unable to afford improvements such as new insulation or repairing/replacing a boiler. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.