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Guidance to English Energy Conservation Authorities: the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995

Updated guidance to help local authorities in England with 2019 reporting requirements of their plans to support the delivery of energy efficiency improvements to residential properties within their area.

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Guidance to English Energy Conservation Authorities issued pursuant to the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995

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This guidance, issued under the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995, asks local authorities to publish a report by 31 May 2019 outlining their plans to promote improved energy efficiency in their areas (then by 31 May 2021 and alternate years thereafter). The data submitted through these reports is important for tracking energy efficiency related activity at a local level and informing policy thinking on energy efficiency and fuel poverty alleviation at both a local and national level.

For 2019 we are piloting the submission of reports through a digital platform with a streamlined set of questions. A PDF version of the reporting questions is available here for reference, but the department asks local authorities to submit their reports via the digital platform wherever possible. No other reporting material or submissions will be required. LAs continue to be required to publish their responses, and they can do this in whichever form they wish, so long as the published report contains core information submitted via the digital platform. It is not necessary for LAs to publish all the information submitted via the digital platform if they do not feel this would be appropriate.

Local authorities should contact BEIS at HECAReport@beis.gov.uk to receive their password to access the digital survey.

Published 26 July 2012
Last updated 13 February 2019 + show all updates
  1. Privacy notice added.

  2. Updated guidance to help local authorities in England with 2019 reporting requirements

  3. Updated guidance for preparing reports for 31 March 2017.

  4. Updated version of HECA guidance

  5. First published.