Energy Company Obligation (ECO4 Flex/Great British Insultation Scheme)

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme. Its aim is to help reduce carbon emissions and tackle fuel poverty by improving the energy efficiency of homes occupied by low income, fuel poor and vulnerable households.

ECO4 LA Flex allows Councils to set their own criteria to determine which households are supported. This is known as LA Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex) and allows residents to be offered measures who wouldn’t usually be entitled to grant funding because they are not on qualifying benefits. Funding is only available to private tenure households (i.e. private rented sector and owner occupiers - social and local authority housing is excluded from flexible eligibility). Sandwell Council’s eligibility criteria can be read in our current Statement of Intent.

Contractors and installers prior to working in the Sandwell borough must inform the Council and read the LA Flex Guidance for Contractors.

Residents can find more information on the LA Flex Guidance for Residents