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Understanding the Local Authority Flexibility Element (LA FLEX) of ECO4

In the realm of sustainable living and energy efficiency, the UK government has been at the forefront, constantly introducing schemes and initiatives aimed at reducing carbon emissions and alleviating fuel poverty. One such initiative is the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), which has recently undergone revisions with the introduction of ECO4. Within ECO4 lies a crucial component known as the Local Authority Flexibility Element, or LA FLEX, which holds immense potential in benefiting individuals and communities alike.


Understanding ECO4 and LA FLEX


The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a government energy efficiency scheme in the United Kingdom aimed at reducing carbon emissions and tackling fuel poverty. ECO4 is the latest iteration of this scheme, designed to build upon the successes and address the shortcomings of its predecessors. One of the notable features of ECO4 is the inclusion of the Local Authority Flexibility Element (LA FLEX), a provision that allows local authorities to tailor energy efficiency measures to meet the specific needs of their communities.


What Communities can Direct Savings help with LA Flex applications?


If you live in Lanarkshire, Renfrewshire, East Ayrshire, South Ayrshire, West Lothian, Scottish Borders or Dumfries & Galloway we can arrange Local Authority Flexibility funding for you if one or more of the following apply.


  • Household income less than £31,000

  • Suffering from Cardiovascular conditions

  • Suffering from Respiratory conditions

  • Suffering from Mental health conditions

  • Suffering Disabilities

  • Over the age of 65

  • Pregnant

  • Children younger than school age


What Does LA Flex fund?


A number of energy efficiency measures can be funded with LA Flex funding, these include, but are not limited to:


  • Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Solar Panels

  • Boilers

  • Insulation


How Do I Apply?


In the first instance contact Direct Savings, we can assess your personal circumstances and let you know if LA Flex funding is right for you. If it is not, there is a number of other funding options available, we are happy to give advice on those too. Click the button below and fill out the form, we will then be in touch to discuss your options.



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