Bromsgrove households could be saving hundreds of pounds on energy under the new £1 billion Great British Insulation Scheme.

The government initiative offers people in less energy-efficient and lower council tax band homes vital upgrades, including loft and cavity wall insulation, which could cut their annual energy bill by an average of £300 to £400.

Bromsgrove District Council’s portfolio holder for climate change, Steve Colella, said: “A lot of people will be thinking about heating and fuel bills during the colder months and this government scheme is designed to help people in eligible homes to heat their properties using less energy and save money.

“People in the district should be aware of it and it only takes a moment to check if you are eligible.”

Homes in council tax bands A to D with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of D or below could be eligible.

A quick eligibility check is required to confirm whether a referral can be made to the household’s energy supplier for support.

After that, the energy supplier will confirm the measures that could be available under the scheme and any financial contribution the householder might have to make for the work to be delivered.

To check if your eligible visit or ring 0800 098 7950.