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Policy

Working to promote ambitious policymaking

Promoting ambitious policymaking is an important part of Energy Saving Trust’s mission.

We work to influence UK governments to develop a positive and effective policy framework for sustainable energy. This involves directly working with civil servants and collaborating with other stakeholder agencies.

Our policy work is informed by our contact with households, businesses and public administrations, and from our cross-UK and international insight.

Recent policy updates

Our response to the Department for Economy consultation on heat networks in Northern Ireland

The Department for the Economy sought views on proposals to introduce new legislation that will provide greater consumer protections for people connected…

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Scotland’s National Energy Agency

The purpose of this Call for Evidence was to inform the development of a broader evidence base to inform the design of…

Our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on Low Income Winter Heating Assistance

This consultation detailed the Scottish Government’s proposals to introduce a new Scottish benefit, Low Income Winter Heating Assistance, to replace the current…

Our response to phasing out fossil fuel heating in homes off the gas grid consultation

A comprehensive consultation from the Department on Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the proposed phase out of fossil fuel heating systems, such as oil, coal and liquid petroleum gas...

Our response to the Senedd Equality and Social Justice Committee consultation into the Warm Homes Programme

The Equality and Social Justice Committee undertook a short inquiry into fuel poverty and the Welsh Government’s Warm Homes Programme ahead of…

Our response to Ofgem’s consultation on the administration of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

This consultation sought views on Ofgem’s proposed administration of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS), formerly known as the Clean Heat Grant. Our…

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Our response to the BEIS Committee’s energy pricing and the future of the energy market report

26 July 2022

The report urges the UK Government to update its support package to help the most vulnerable households with soaring energy bills.

Our response to the Climate Change Committee’s 2022 progress report

29 June 2022

The Climate Change Committee (CCC) has today (29 June) published its annual progress report on reducing emissions in the UK.

Energy Saving Trust responds to UK Government’s cost-of-living support package

26 May 2022

The UK Government's cost-of-living support package includes a windfall tax on energy companies and £15 billion of extra support for UK households.

Energy Saving Trust responds to UK Government’s Energy Bill announcement

10 May 2022

Key among announcements in the Queen's Speech was the Energy Security Bill, which aims to deliver the transition to cleaner, cheaper and…

Last updated: 20 July 2022