10 Sep '11, 6am

Households urged to take up insulation offers

More of the UK's households have been urged by Consumer Focus to take advantage of the government's insulation schemes before the winter hits. It called the latest government insulation statistics "welcome progress", but there are still more households that could benefit from free and discounted offers. Through measures like Warm Front and the CERT scheme, over ten million homes had cavity wall insulation by July and over 13 million had loft insulation . However, echoing calls by energy secretary Chris Huhne, the monthly installation rate for people in fuel poverty must more than triple to meet government targets. Mr Huhne called on the UK's biggest energy companies to step up and increase their lagging rates. "From January 2013 the replacement for the CERT scheme will be the only help on offer for those in fuel poverty to cut their bills, as the Warm Front scheme will end...

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