Government at risk of missing fuel poverty milestone

The chair of the Committee on Fuel Poverty Caroline Flint has urged the government to come down harder on private landlords whose properties don’t meet legal Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES). In a letter to energy secretary Claire Coutinho, Flint warns that “time is running out” to meet the government’s 2025 fuel poverty milestone unless 704,000 poorly-insulated, private rented properties are prioritised for “urgent upgrading”.

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