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New appointments to the Committee on Fuel Poverty

There have been three new appointments to the Committee on Fuel Poverty (CFP), as Liz Bisset, Belinda Littleton and Anthony Pygram take up roles on the committee that advises on the effectiveness of policies aimed at reducing fuel poverty and encourages increased co-ordination across the organisations that are working to reduce fuel poverty.

The CFP is an advisory public body of the government and in its most recent annual report, assessed the progress towards the 2025 fuel poverty milestone, as well as making recommendations on energy bill affordability and a fair transition to net zero for people around the country. These appointments will take effect today (3rd May) and will run for three years.

Liz Bisset is returning to the Committee on Fuel Poverty, where she previously oversaw the research on the impact of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in the Private Rented Sector. She is currently Vice-Chair for a Housing Association and actively engages in debates surrounding the timing and effectiveness of technological developments to reduce carbon emissions and address fuel poverty. She has previously worked as Executive Director at Cambridge City Council and was responsible for delivering public services and wider community stakeholder engagement. This included creating an in-house housing development function that went on to deliver low carbon and zero carbon affordable homes within the city.

Belinda Littleton currently works for National Grid and is Head of Asset Management, Light Current and Electricity Transmission. Having previously worked at Ofgem and PwC where she looked at the impact of smart meter rollout on vulnerable customers, as well as working with the former Department of Energy and Climate Change to develop their Household Energy Efficiency Strategy considering the carbon reduction contribution that could be made by households.

Anthony Pygram is a Lay Member, and Alternate Chair, of the Regulatory Board of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of England and Wales and the independent Chair of the Code Change Committee for the non-household water market.

Anthony’s focus whist working at Ofgem and as a specialist advisor to the House Of Lords Industry and Regulators Committee for its Ofgem and net zero inquiry was on the consumer and structural issues around the transition to net zero.

After the announcement Caroline Flint, the chair of the Committee on Fuel Poverty, spoke about the appointments:

“I am delighted Liz, Belinda and Anthony will be joining the Committee on Fuel Poverty. The variety of skills and experience they bring will inform and enhance the work we do to examine the impact of government’s Fuel Poverty strategies and make recommendations.

As energy process rise and the wider costs of living impacts many more families, the Committee on Fuel Poverty must continue to be a strong voice for those living in fuel poverty. I look forward to working with our new members to address these challenges and advance the work to make homes warmer at a price that is affordable.”

 

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