Fifty thousand Brits will save up to £450 a year on energy bills under new plans

Fifty thousand Brits will save up to £450 a year on energy bills under new plans

FIFTY thousand Brits will save up to £450 a year on their energy bills after ministers unveiled plans to make homes greener.

The £562million investment will upgrade social housing across Britain.

It will pay for cavity wall insulation, replace boilers with heat pumps and install solar panels on roofs.

Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said: “We are ensuring households across the country enjoy warmer homes that are cheaper to heat and emit fewer emissions — while creating new work for local plumbers, builders and tradespeople.”

“This is an initial down payment on the UK Government’s plan to invest over £9 billion into eradicating fuel poverty, improving the lives and homes of low-income households.

"This is yet another important step we are taking to eliminate our contribution to climate change and build back greener from the pandemic.”

Emissions from domestic homes make up for a worrying 25 per cent of the UK's total.

Ministers hope the plans will slash 70,000 tonnes of carbon from the air every year.

Cash will go to every region across England and Scotland, including £10million for Leeds City Council to retrofit up to 600 homes, and £9.4 million to upgrade 1,200 homes in Portsmouth and Hampshire.

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