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NEA Wales Fuel Poverty Forums - September 2014

Addressing fuel poverty in the private rented sector

NEA WALES FUEL POVERTY FORUMS – addressing fuel poverty in the private rented sector

 

NEA Cymru invites you to attend their autumn fuel poverty forums which are taking place in September.  The forums have grown from strength to strength and are the recognised Welsh network in which to raise awareness of fuel poverty and to discuss solutions to the problem.

 

Why Attend?

 

·         Fuel poverty is increasing in Wales

·         1 in 5 households are struggling to pay their energy bills

·         More people are falling into debt with their energy supplier

 

You will have an opportunity to:

 

·         Debate and influence the fuel poverty policy agenda in Wales

·         Make connections with colleagues in different organisations

·         Highlight best practice and plant seeds for future collaborations

 

When and where?

 

North Wales Fuel Poverty Forum

Friday 4 September 2014 (12.30 pm – 4.30 pm)

Anglesey Council Chambers, Anglesey Council Offices, Llangefni, LL77 7TW

 

South Wales Fuel Poverty Forum

Friday 12 September 2014 (12.30 pm – 4.30 pm)

Integrated Child Centre, Duffryn Road, Pentrebach, Merthyr Tydfil, CF48 4BJ

 

With almost 1 in 3 households affected by fuel poverty in Wales in 2012 we know that the situation in the private rented sector is even worse.  The private rented sector also has the greatest proportion of the most energy inefficient homes.

 

The Housing (Wales) Bill currently in the final stages will introduce a compulsory registration and licencing scheme for private rented sector landlords and letting and management agents.  In particular the Bill provides for Welsh Ministers to issue a code of practice that sets standards relating to managing rental properties.  The roundtable discussions will explore how the forthcoming code of practice can help address fuel poverty in the private rented sector.

 

Highlights

 

·         Housing Wales Bill

·         Latest research from Shelter Cymru ‘Fit to Rent?’

·         Douglas Haig, Director for Wales, Residential Landlords Association

·         Question and Answer Session

·         Round table discussion

 

Lunch and networking opportunity provided.

 

If you wish to attend NEA’s events please complete an online booking form at http://www.nea.org.uk/campaigns-events/calendar

 

PLEASE NOTE:  North and South Wales Financial Capability Forums are taking place directly before NEA’s forums at the same venue (9.30 am - 12.00 pm).  If you wish for any further information or to book onto these events please contact:

 

North Wales Financial Capability Forum:  helenhughes@pennysmart.org.uk

 

South Wales Financial Capability Forum:  fincapmanager@powys.cabnet.org.uk





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