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Retrofitting homes should be priority for the next Prime Minister

Rosalind Skillen


Voters want climate-friendly policies, however Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak have both vowed to temporarily scrap the green energy levy, keeping the UK dependent on oil and gas

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A homeowner turns down the temperature of a central heating thermostat (Andrew Matthews/PA)

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A homeowner turns down the temperature of a central heating thermostat (Andrew Matthews/PA)

The next Prime Minister will enter office weeks before energy bills rise by another 60% at the start of October. Retrofitting our homes should be one of their top priorities.

A national programme to retrofit our homes will not only help us to meet net climate commitments by 2050, it will also help people struggling with bills. Failure to take home insulation seriously therefore represents a missed opportunity to tackle the compounding climate and cost-of-living crises.


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