Bury North MP James Daly has welcomed government plans to save hundreds of pounds in bills for residents.

Across Greater Manchester, £37m will be provided through the government's Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and should cut household bills between £200 to £400.

The money is part of £1.4bn in grant funding under the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and the Home Upgrade Grant.

The funding will be matched by around £1.1bn in funding provided by social housing landlords and the overall package will benefit 115,000 low income households.

The schemes are part of the government's plan to reduce overall UK energy demand by 15 per cent by 2030, as well as supporting the ambition for the UK to move towards greater energy independence.

The Home Upgrade Grant is supporting more than 25,000 low income homes across the country by installing energy efficiency measures and low carbon heating.

The announcement comes alongside the latest funding of the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme update at around £400m. 

This scheme supports public sector bodies to move away from using fossil fuels to generate heat and energy and instead use low carbon technology.

Mr Daly said: “It is right that our mission to reach net zero does not saddle taxpayers with unrealistic costs.

“That is why I am delighted the Conservative government is investing in £37m across Greater Manchester to cut people’s bills by up to £400 and boost efficiency.

“This funding will increase the efficiency of heating systems and vitally cut costs for hundreds of families for the long-term.”

Energy Secretary Grant Shapps added: “This winter, we have all become acutely aware of our energy bills and how best to keep our homes warm.

"In the face of Putin’s war driving up prices, we have already stepped to pay around half of the average household’s energy bills to help get through the winter months.

"We are going even further to boost energy efficiency and bring down bills for those who need it the most.”

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