What is the Government Energy Efficiency Scheme?

(ECO) Energy Company Obligation operates in the UK under the Government grant scheme to help us reduce our Carbon Emissions and reduce fuel poverty. The Scheme offers a number of heating system upgrade in conjunction with certain insulation upgrades when installed together. In turn you can upgrade your existing heating system as long as you have installed the recommended insulation measures.

(ECO) was introduced by the Government, and will run until 2022 to help reduce the impact of fuel poverty in the UK, maintain our commitment to reduce our carbon emissions and maintaining our energy supply. The focus under the scheme is mainly on low income households to help or mitigate fuel poverty commitments under the Governments affordable warmth commitment.

The (CERO) Carbon Emissions Reduction Obligation was removed from ECO3 and has been invested into the Affordable Warmth Scheme. Increasing the number of household that are eligible will rise due to the introduction of increased funding and eligibility throughout the UK .

Where does heat go?


How Can I Qualify for a Boiler Grant?

Under the ECO Scheme, certain criteria’s need to be met. The homeowner must be on Gas mains supply and the existing Boiler must be at least 5 years old, not producing heat demand or broken. Homeowners who are on benefits can qualify for a new Boiler Grant, in addition other requirements need to be fulfilled in order to Claim.

Dual Measure Packages

Claiming your Dual Measure Package will increase the funding amount allowed to the Homeowner, such as insulation that you can have alongside your New Boiler Grant.

Who can quality for the scheme?

Who can Qualify under the Scheme:

  • Disability Benefits
  • Universal Credits
  • Child Benefits
  • Tax Credits
  • Child Tax Credits
  • Working Tax Credits
  • Severe Disablement Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Social Housing EPC rating E,F,G


At Premier Connection we work with our Customers to Claim the Grants that meet your criteria.

Can I Qualify as a Landlord:

If you’re a Landlord or Landlady and your tenant is claiming the correct income related benefits, then you could qualify to replace the existing Boiler under the Government Grant Scheme.

LA Flex:

What is LA Flex (Local Authority Flexible Obligation Scheme) Most Local Authorities may publish a Statement of Intent to support the ECO3 Scheme helping to support improvements to homes and helping to reduce Carbon Emissions within their regions, the private rented sector can also access ECO funding. Most Local Authorities understand the importance of supporting this scheme to access funding that would otherwise be inaccessible to them.