Government’s Energy Security Strategy misses the mark, says FMB

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  Posted by: electime      11th April 2022

The Government’s Energy Security Strategy fails to deliver for builders, with no significant measures announced to improve the UK’s 29 million energy inefficient homes which would help cut bills and lower emissions, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the Energy Security Strategy announced last week.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive at the FMB said “The Energy Security Strategy completely misses the mark in tackling energy consumption in our homes. After the disappointment of the Heat and Buildings Strategy this was an opportunity for Government to implement a National Retrofit Strategy, focusing on improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s draughty and leaky homes.

While the strategy does deliver 0 per cent VAT on energy efficiency improvements to properties, a welcome move that the FMB has long been campaigning for, this only helps those with the money to pay in the first place. A broader, insulation led, retrofit strategy would have been an immediate solution to reduce energy consumption, boost the economy and importantly, help save homeowners money on their bills during a cost-of-living crises.”