£60 fund to save energy in homes

THOUSANDS of homes could benefit from a £60million fund aimed at cutting fuel poverty, Housing Minister Margaret Burgess said.

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The cash, part of the Home Energy Efficiency Programme, will be used to improve homes by fitting measures such as solid wall, cavity or loft insulation.

Councils will each receive a share of £42m from the fund for this work, with the remaining £18m made available to local authorities to develop large-scale schemes.

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