Councils have the power to widen the eligibility criteria
for ECO, allowing them to tailor energy efficiency schemes to their respective
This allows more residents, in addition to those claiming
benefits, to qualify for ECO funding, often on the basis of low incomes,
health, age or area, giving councils the ability to support specific
LA Flex must define criteria that proves residents are
either living in fuel poverty or are on low income and vulnerable to living in
a cold home.
Local authorities can use LA Flex to help homeowners and
private renting tenants benefit from the installation of home energy efficiency
measures. However, the Flexible Eligibility route is not applicable for social
LA Flex in
Energy companies are allowed to use LA Flex for up to 25% of
their obligation in ECO3, making this route to funding more important than in
the previous phases of the Energy Company Obligation scheme.
To use this initiative included in ECO3, local authorities must
publish a Statement of Intent (SoI) that defines the eligibility criteria that
they have control over.
YES Energy Solutions have assisted several council’s with
selecting their qualifying criteria as well as the process of implementing the
Work with us
YES Energy Solutions is an award winning Community Interest Company that currently works with major Energy Companies to help them achieve their ECO obligations. We have funding contracts in place covering multiple energy saving measures.
Through our national network of SME installers, we fund and manage domestic energy saving schemes on behalf of local authorities, housing associations and social housing providers.
For more information on LA Flex and how it can support your energy saving objectives, get in touch today.