The UK Government has established a number of energy efficiency schemes to tackle this issue. The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) requires energy suppliers to improve the energy efficiency of homes, particularly low income households. In 2014, British Gas committed £468m towards ECO and installed more than 282,000 measures, such as solid and cavity wall insulation, district heating and boilers.
The Green Deal scheme also helps people spread the cost of renewable and energy efficiency products via instalments on their energy bills or through a grant. British Gas helped over 4,500 households do this in 2014.