ECO – Local Authority Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex)
What is LA Flex?
LA Flex is the extension of the Government’s Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scheme that helps UK households reduce their energy bills and carbon footprint. The LA Flex Scheme is designed to help those householders who are not in receipt of benefits but who are living on a low income and are vulnerable to the effects of living in a cold home.
This is normally achieved by subsidising the cost (up to 100%) of installing energy saving measures – such as loft or cavity wall insulation, room in roof insulation and new high efficiency boilers.
Local Authorities are now empowered to define their own eligibility criteria. In many cases, these criteria have been extended beyond just income, benefits received or type of heating to include illnesses, pregnancy, number of children or age of occupant.
How does LA Flex work?
Essentially, Local Authorities can define their own criteria and work with ECO-accredited, pre-approved partners like Arktek Group to install energy-saving measures for households which require them.
Could I qualify for LA Flex funding?
Each authority that is taking part in the scheme will have published a statement of intent, which lays out the additional criteria and specifies how a household can be included in the ECO scheme. Every local authority will have its own eligibility criteria, so it is important to check the rules in your area. The exact criteria may vary depending on the Local Authority, but it will generally come down to three main areas: age, health and property type.
What are my next steps?
To see if you qualify for the LA Flex scheme in your area, contact our office now on 0191 516 6911 or e-mail us and we will discuss the criteria with you and see how we can help you.
Arktek Working with Local Authorities – Support for LA Flexible Eligibility
If you represent a Local Authority that is interested in ECO and would like to drive referrals through the Flexible Eligibility route, then Arktek Group will be only too happy to work with you.
As a highly qualified installer with working partnerships with a number of obligated Energy Companies, we can offer guidance on how to write your Statement of Intent and how the funding process works.
Arktek Group Limited have ECO funding in place and are helping a number of Local Authorities take advantage of Flexible Eligibility. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please call us on 0191 516 6911, or contact us