On Tuesday 14 July Sir David Amess, MP for Southend West, presented the Domestic Properties (Minimum Energy Performance) Bill to the House of Commons. This Bill would require the Secretary of State to ensure that all domestic properties have a minimum energy performance rating of C on an Energy Performance Certificate by January 2035.
Fuel poverty is an issue that Sir David has championed throughout his time as a Member of Parliament and he also sponsored the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act (2000), which successfully passed through Parliament and required the Secretary of State to publish and implement a strategy towards fuel poverty within the UK. Sir David’s new Bill aims to build on this legislation and commit to ending fuel poverty. If the Bill is introduced the Second Reading will be held on Friday 11 September.