PRESS RELEASE: UKGBC responds to Chancellor’s Statement

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) today reacted to the Chancellor’s Statement announcing a package of support in response to rising energy bills and the cost-of-living crisis.
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May 26, 2022

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UKGBC’s Chief Executive Officer, Julie Hirigoyen, said:

The payments announced today will help households in fuel poverty, which at this moment of crisis is welcome. But it will do nothing to stop the annual loss of £500 from heat leaking out of every window, wall and roof of their poorly insulated homes. The longer the Government puts off the real solution, implementing a large-scale home upgrade drive to make homes more energy efficient, the longer desperate households will suffer in the cost of living crisis. As things stand there is no end in sight to rising energy bills, and no prospect of meeting the UK’s climate commitments.