CAS welcomes the proposals for ECO3. The ECO scheme has helped deliver energy efficiency measures to vulnerable consumers in two other phases and we are pleased to see that BEIS is expanding consumer protections in its third iteration.
In particular, we are pleased to see the incorporation of Trustmark into ECO3 to certify suppliers, making high quality standards more accessible, and redress for consumers easier.
Given that 66% of fuel poor households in Scotland are EPC F or G properties, we are pleased with the proposal to expand the ‘first time central heating scheme’ to privately rented EPC F or G properties and the LA flex schemes.
In this response we answer the consultation questions for which we have relevant expertise, aiming to highlight the Scottish context.