A coalition of groups have commissioned a report from Frontier about the ways in which homeowners could be encouraged to stop the energy waste from their homes.
Although this report was not commissioned by the Government, the group hope that the ideas could be used as a way to improve the housing stock in the UK. This was after the Government said that ageing housing stock is their biggest obstacle to meeting the UK's climate change targets.
Ideas within the report include fines for homeowners with draughty homes, low interest loans being offered for improvement works, salary sacrifice schemes (which offer a tax saving for money spent on improvement works) and changes to the stamp duty charges depending on the level of insulation at the property.
It's quite difficult at the moment to see how some of these ideas could become law but with legislation being looked at because of Brexit, it could be something we discuss again in the not too distant future.
Frontier's report notes that government advisers say ageing housing stock is the biggest obstacle to meeting the UK's climate change targets. Improving homes also gives a boost to health and comfort and keeps bills down. But renovating homes is often an expensive hassle.