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Milton Keynes MPs push locals to apply for thermal insulation

Milton Keynes MPs have urged homeowners to apply to an energy-efficiency initiative offering free thermal insulation.

After backing an awareness campaign from consumer groups including Citizens Advice, the National Children's Bureau and Age UK, Mark Lancaster and Iain Stewart said residents must find out if they are able to receive the improvements offered under the Warm Front programme.

Mr Lancaster said the expanding eligibility criteria for the scheme means now is a good time to contact representatives of the service.

"Changes such as a new boiler to replace old and ineffective ones, as well as new insulation could really help keep us warm this winter," he added.

As of September 12th, families who were turned down last year could now be able to receive heating and insulation improvements from the scheme, which offers grants of up to £6,000 and knocks around £600 off annual energy bills.

Charities and consumer groups have concentrated on raising awareness of the Warm Front scheme after it was discovered by Consumer Focus that four in ten households are worried about energy costs.

Posted by Simon Webster


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