About the scheme
The Great British Insulation Scheme is a new government energy efficiency scheme (formerly known as ECO+) that will be administered by Ofgem. It is designed to deliver improvements to the least energy-efficient homes in Great Britain to tackle fuel poverty and help reduce energy bills.
The scheme complements the Energy Company Obligation (ECO4) scheme, yet unlike ECO4’s ‘whole house’ approach, this scheme will mostly deliver single insulation measures.
As well as supporting low-income and vulnerable households, it will also be available to those living in homes with an Energy Performance Certificate rating of D-G, and within Council Tax bands A-D in England and A-E in Scotland and Wales.
The scheme will work by placing an obligation on medium and large energy companies to deliver measures that result in reduced energy usage. It is intended to run from around April 2023 until March 2026.
Over the next weeks and months, we will be seeking your input on our administration of the Great British Insulation Scheme. Our consultation publications will be included at the bottom of this page, and we will publish our timelines shortly.
If you want to ensure you don’t miss any calls for input, please sign up to Ofgem’s Daily Update.
More details about the Great British Insulation Scheme can be found in the Government Response issued by the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero. Enquiries about the scheme should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.