Candidates standing for election to local authorities across England have been urged to take action to end fuel poverty.
In a pledge, co-ordinated by the End Fuel Poverty Coalition, councillors and council candidates can pledge their support for ending fuel poverty.
The pledge commits candidates to campaign for a range of measures – all of which can be implemented by local authorities – that will help end fuel poverty.
The pledge reads:
Councils have a vital role to play in ending fuel poverty.
I pledge to do all I can to end the scourge of fuel poverty.
I will campaign for:
– improving energy efficiency of Council / housing association housing stock
– better enforcement of existing regulations on energy efficiency and property standards in the private rented sector
– improving private tenants’ rights
– providing information advice and guidance on energy efficiency and benefits to those most at risk of fuel poverty
– use of central government energy scheme grants to help those most at risk
– fair funding from central government so local authorities can deliver services residents need
Candidates can sign up using the form below or by visiting: https://forms.gle/8TnQcdTj1DSRi1Bq9.