RIBA responds to Chancellor’s commitment to improve energy efficiency

Read our response to the Government's pivot towards incentivising energy efficiency improvements.

17 October 2022

RIBA President, Simon Allford said:  

“The Chancellor’s commitment to incentivise energy efficiency improvements to our buildings is a welcome step-change. Indeed, it is essential for the nation to both cut energy bills and reduce carbon emissions.  

A major challenge, the Government must rise to it through a National Retrofit Strategy – a long term policy and investment programme for upgrading the energy efficiency of England’s housing stock.  

Having said this, we recognise that the scaling back of the Energy Price Guarantee from two years to six months may cause worry for households facing fuel poverty – more must be done to reassure them. 

All families deserve to live in safe, well-designed spaces that support long-term wellbeing. We will continue to work with the Government to deliver this.” 


Notes to editors: 

  1. Media contact: Isabel.Campbell@riba.org  
  2. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates. 


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