Cold Homes Week

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-01-29
Session date: 
January 29, 2014
Reference: 
2014/0330
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Will you support the Energy Bill Revolution's Cold Homes Week campaign, which commences on 3 February 2014, and seeks to raise awareness about those living in fuel poverty and to get the support to make UK homes super energy efficient?

Answer

Answer for Cold Homes Week

Answer for Cold Homes Week

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I very much support the aims of the Cold Homes Week campaign. Although I will not be supporting it directly, through my RE:NEW programme I am retrofitting homes to make them more efficient. I have also recently launched my annual Know Your Rights campaign in London which promotes the uptake of benefits to increase incomes, particular Pension Credit, within eligible groups. This is a 'gateway' credit for accessing free energy efficiency measures, and our partner on the campaign, Age UK, is supporting the Cold Homes Week campaign.