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Council tax cut for energy efficient homes

August 31, 2014 12:01 AM
Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats

Households could save at least £100 a year by improving the energy efficiency of their homes, under Lib Dem manifesto plans announced today.

The Liberal Democrats would reward people who improve the energy efficiency of their homes by giving them a council tax discount and slashing their energy bills - a double bill cut.

Household energy use has fallen by an average of 2.5% per annum over recent years, but we need to go further and faster.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Ed Davey said:

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party to offer a long-term double bill cut.

"The best way to cut household energy bills is to permanently cut energy use. The policy also delivers reduced emissions and underlines our commitment to tackle climate change.

"The Liberal Democrats in government have already helped people to reduce energy use and keep their bills down, and this policy will go even further.

"We cannot build a stronger economy without creating a greener, more sustainable economy too."