Recent data from Ofgem, published in October 2018, shows mixed levels of uptake from ECO (Energy Company Obligation) obligated energy suppliers. It highlights a 50:50 split between those suppliers who have met approximately 100% of their LA Flex (Local Authority Flexible Eligibility) allowance and those who have not.
LA Flex was introduced as a delivery mechanism to assist energy suppliers in identifying households that qualify for energy efficiency measures. This recognises that LAs can play a significant role in identifying households on a low income and who are in fuel poverty. Under ECO2t, companies can meet 7% of their total obligation via LA Flex. This will increase to 25% under ECO3.