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ECO3 Flexible Eligibility - heat your home without the worry

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ECO3 Flexible Eligibility - the mechanism that could benefit your household and your community

Irrespective of income, age or health, everyone deserves the right to a warm and comfortable home. Local Authority Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex) can ensure that there are equal opportunities for any individual looking to improve the energy efficiency of their home. Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with energy security by finding out more about flexible eligibility today.

Flexible Eligibility or LA Flex is a new phase of the ECO3 (Energy Company Obligation) Scheme, introduced by the Government to ensure it meets its commitment to tackling fuel poverty here in the UK. The new initiative enables participating Councils to broaden eligibility criteria of the help scheme and extend support to further households within their respective areas. This means that those who were otherwise denied grants could now reap the benefits of the ECO3's Affordable Warmth scheme, particularly low-income households with high heating costs and those who are vulnerable.

In order to utilise this scheme, Councils are required to submit a Statement of Intent (Sol) that outlines eligibility criteria in line with the new guidelines, which can be found on the Government website. UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd can assist local authorities with the implementation of the LA Flex scheme. We can also help with the process determining the qualifying criteria councils wish to set to allow residents access to potential funding. This includes working with local energy suppliers to identify which households would benefit from energy efficient improvements.

LA Flex's In-fill mechanisms could help private tenants too

LA Flex’s newly simplified in-fill requirements means that Affordable Warmth grants can reach even more customers. This includes homeowners, private tenants and those who do not meet the criteria of the local authority’s SoI declaration. This update allows local councils to make multiple households in the area eligible for support, by declaring instances where: 

  • Individuals are vulnerable to the consequences of living within a cold home

  • Homeowners and tenants are living in fuel poverty 

  • Occupiers are living in a property adjacent to one that meets the Sol criteria - this includes multiple homes within one building, homes built in the same terrace, and immediately adjacent buildings. ​


​If 66% of an area's households meet the Affordable Warmth eligibility criteria, then all adjacent properties can receive funding towards solid wall insulation and other energy efficiency measures. This is subject to the tenants falling into the categories above. If you would like further information regarding this, please speak with the team at UK Energy Management (NE) Ltd today. We'll be more than happy to advise.

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To qualify for a new boiler you must be a homeowner with a qualifying benefit from those listed below. For all other measures privately rented properties with a qualifying benefit meet the qualification criteria.

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