This report makes the case for an ambitious investment programme to deliver household improvements across the country to be put at the heart of the economic recovery from Covid-19.

With the worst employment crisis in a generation looming, this would provide rapid job creation as well as other public benefits such as lower carbon emissions and greater energy security. For households across the country it would also mean lower energy bills, warmer homes and better health outcomes.

Moreover, if the government is to meet its legally binding commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050 and reduce the UK’s contribution to climate change, then such an investment is essential.