RE:NEW and Fuel Poverty (1)

MQT on 2012-03-14
Session date: 
March 14, 2012
Question By: 
Jennette Arnold OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


I find it very disturbing that you are not in a position to give any detail as to how your RE:NEW scheme has impacted on rates of Fuel Poverty in London. I would have expected that such an important and costly, tax-payer funded scheme would be subject to stringent monitoring. Particularly as in your Annual Equalities Report you state that one of your main programmes for tackling Fuel Poverty is the RE:NEW programme. Why have you decided not to monitor the scheme in this way?


Answer for RE:NEW and Fuel Poverty (1)

Answer for RE:NEW and Fuel Poverty (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am fully committed to tackling Fuel Poverty and the impact of RE:NEW on fuel poverty rates in London will be evaluated once the full and final reports have been submitted at the end of the programme delivery. Throughout delivery I am monitoring the scheme by receiving regular reports on a limited number of deliverables. This is to ensure costs to the delivery agents are minimised so that our funding can reach as many homes as possible.