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Flexible Eligibility, Statement of Intent

Energy Company Obligation (ECO) funds are provided by energy suppliers to assist fuel poor, low income and vulnerable residents.

In February 2019, BEIS published updated guidance for Local Authorities on engaging with energy suppliers to identify households that would benefit from energy efficiency improvements. This maintains the ECO flexible eligibility mechanism, through which Local Authorities can set eligibility criteria in a Statement of Intent (SOI) to determine which fuel poor, low income and vulnerable residents are eligible for ECO flexible eligibility funds.

In Greater Manchester, it has been agreed that there will be one Statement of Intent covering all 10 districts and declarations of eligibility will only be issued for Greater Manchester wide or Local Authority led schemes via the affordable warmth service operating in each district.