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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-17more like thismore than 2019-07-17
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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept id 201 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy more like this
star this property hansard heading Fuel Poverty more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a national fuel fund to support those unable to meet gas and electricity bills. more like this
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Lord Hylton remove filter
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
star this property answer text <p>We have no current plans to establish a national fuel fund.</p><p>The Government provides support to those struggling with their gas and electricity bills through:</p><p>• The Warm Home Discount, which provides a £140 rebate to more than two million households;</p><p>• Winter Fuel Payments, that provides £200-300 to pensioners, ensuring that they can keep warm during the colder months; and</p><p>• Cold Weather Payments, which were automatically provided to more than one million households during winter 2018-19.</p><p>In addition, the default tariff cap protects all consumers on default tariffs from being overcharged and Ofgem’s safeguard price cap protects consumers on pre-payment meter tariffs.</p><p>The most sustainable approach to decreasing energy bills is improving energy efficiency.</p><p>• The Energy Company Obligation drives £640 million of investment annually into improving the efficiency of low income and vulnerable households.</p><p>• The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards require landlords spend up to £3500 (including VAT) improving their rented properties to EPC Band E.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Henley remove filter
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less than 2019-07-23T13:45:57.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-23T13:45:57.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Henley more like this
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2018
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Hylton more like this