Response to Trajectory for Low Energy Existing Homes, July 2019 Consultation Paper

The poor energy performance of many homes, combined with significant rises in energy costs over the past decade, and increasingly extreme weather fuelled by the climate crisis, means that a
significant and growing proportion of the population are now living in homes that are damp, too cold in winter and too hot in summer.
As a result, people on low-incomes are made vulnerable, already burdened with the high cost of housing, they pay disproportionately more of their income on energy (on average, 6.4%) compared
to households on the highest income quintile (who pay an average of 1.5% of income). Read more…