Children and Fuel Poverty

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-12-18
Session date: 
December 18, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4961
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In answer to MQ 2013/4245 you stated that you recently obtained funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change for tackling Fuel Poverty. Please outline how much has been received, what funding pot this has come from and more precise details on how it will be spent?

Answer

Answer for Children and Fuel Poverty

Answer for Children and Fuel Poverty

Answered By: 
The Mayor

In December 2012, the GLA in partnership with 18 boroughs and three RE:NEW delivery agents, successfully obtained £5,627,342 funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) under the DECC Local Authority Competition 2012-13.  The total funding was split into two elements: £5,360,421 under the Fuel Poverty fund being spent on heating repairs and replacement measures in fuel poor homes, and £266,921 from the Green Deal Pioneer Places funding stimulating early take up of Green Deal, testing marketing methods and supporting the setup of the RE:NEW delivery model.

96% has now been spent with the remainder forecast to be spent by end January 2014.

The funding was allocated to the delivery agents under contract to deliver RE:NEW in four of London's sub-region:

Project workstream

Total budget

Boroughs

East London fuel poverty

£970,221

City of London, Hackney, Havering, Redbridge

North London fuel poverty

£562,617

Enfield, Westminster

SE London fuel poverty

£1,836,340

Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lewisham, Southwark

SW London fuel poverty

£1,961,243

Croydon, Lambeth, Merton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth

Fuel poverty project management

£38,522

East London green deal

£12,500

Havering

North London green deal

£40,000

Westminster

SW London green deal

£155,899

Merton, Kingston-upon-Thames, Richmond

RE:NEW Support Team development and modelling

£50,000

TOTAL

£5,627,342