Middlesbrough Council takes a partnership approach to tackling fuel poverty and providing affordable warmth through the Affordable Warmth Steering Group, comprising of a number of statutory and voluntary organisations and chaired by Middlesbrough Environment City. The group developed the Affordable Warmth Action Plan, setting out four key aims:
- 1 - adoption and promotion of the Affordable Warmth agenda;
- 2 - promoting energy efficiency across all housing stock;
- 3 - income maximisation and debt advice;
- 4 - improving health and wellbeing.
The council is required to publish progress updates at two yearly intervals until 31 March 2027. The next update is due in 2017.