What is Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex) in the Energy Company Obligation 3 Scheme?

What is Flexible Eligibility and La Flex? Energy Company Obligation ECO3

Flexible Eligibility, often shortened to LA Flex, is a part of the UK Government’s new phase of the Energy Company Obligation Scheme – ECO3.

Councils have the power to widen the eligibility criteria for ECO, allowing them to tailor energy efficiency schemes to their respective area.

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 communities.

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 housing tenants.


LA Flex in ECO3

Energy Company Obligation - ECO3 and Flexible Eligibility / LA Flex

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 scheme.



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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.

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