Saturday, 23 January 2010

Warm Front heating scheme 'needs more funds'

More funding should be made available for Warm Front, the government's scheme to help vulnerable people with their heating, according to Paddy Tipping MP.

Mr Tipping, who sits on the commons Energy and Climate Change Committee, told the BBC that the scheme needs to provide a better aftercare service.

During the recent cold weather, some people endured prolonged periods without heating or hot water.

Mr Tipping says the way the funding is allocated needs to be examined.

"I think one of the things that we need to do is look at the balance of funding between insulation, the initial work and the aftercare," he says.

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