Government 'should help people cut gas and electricity costs'

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The government has been urged to do more to enable UK residents to be in a position to cut the cost of their fuel bills – something that could be even more effective if teamed with a switch of energy provider.

Daniel Green, chief executive officer at HomeSun, says the way to do this is to make properties more sustainable, but this is likely to be achieved only with help from parliament.

"I think more needs to be done to push people past the inertia and the concerns which they have. [They] worry that they won't get the returns that more efficiency will give them," he suggests.

One idea put forward by the industry chief is for the government to help homeowners with the initial outlay attached to going green, which he says many are concerned about.

Progress may come sooner than Mr Green expects, if a recent statement by the Department of Energy and Climate Change is to be believed, as it said thousands of insulation experts are set to visit UK homes to make them cheaper to run.

Posted by Richard Eden

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