The Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014
|Nº documento:||2014 No. 3220|
4 th December 2014
Coming into force in accordance with regulation 1
A draft of this instrument has been laid before Parliament in accordance with section 1 A(3) and 1 A(4) of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000(1) and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.
Accordingly, the Secretary of State makes the following Regulations in exercise of the powers conferred by section 1 A of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.
Citation and commencement
These Regulations may be cited as the Fuel Poverty (England) Regulations 2014 and come into force on the day after the day on which they are made.
Objective for addressing fuel poverty: England
(1) The objective in paragraph (2) is set for the purposes of section 1 A of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.
(2) The objective for addressing the situation of persons in England who live in fuel poverty is to ensure that as many as is reasonably practicable of the homes in which such persons live have a minimum energy efficiency rating of Band C as determined by the Fuel Poverty Energy Efficiency Rating Methodology (dated 17 th July 2014)(2).
(3) The objective in paragraph (2) is to be achieved by 31 st December 2030.
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State
Department of Energy and Climate Change
4 th December 2014
(This note is not part of the Regulations)
These Regulations set out an objective for addressing the situation of persons in England who live in fuel poverty, pursuant to the requirements of section 1 A of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 (c.31). Section 1(1) of that Act sets out when a person is to be regarded as living in fuel poverty.
Regulation 2 sets out the objective and the target date for achieving it.
Copies of the Fuel Poverty Energy Efficiency Rating Methodology (dated 17 th July 2014) referred to in regulation 2 may be obtained from the Fuel Poverty Team, Department of Energy and Climate Change, 3 Whitehall Place, London SW1 A 2 AW.
An impact assessment has not been produced for these Regulations as no impact on the private or voluntary sectors is foreseen.
2000 c.31; sections 1 A and 1 B were inserted by section 145 Energy Act 2013 (c. 32).
Published on 17 th July 2014 by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (URN 14 D/273). Copies can be obtained at: www.gov.uk/government/publications/fuel-poverty-england-regulations-2014.
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