Energy Company Obligation Flexible Eligibility

The Energy Company Obligation (ECO) is a requirement for energy supply companies to assist low income and/or vulnerable households to save energy.  Each energy company will have targets to achieve, based on their size.  They can opt to achieve up to 25% of their target via ECO Flexible Mechanism (ECO Flex). 

Eligibility for ECO is usually based around receipt of benefits, however, under ECO Flex local authorities can declare that a household is eligible to receive support due to low income and vulnerable or fuel poor. 

How to apply? 

Sefton Council have undertaken a procurement process and identifies four installers (see below) that they will provide Eco Flex Declarations to (subject to the resident being eligible – See last page of application form for more information).

Residents can contact the following companies to progress their application. This will include a no obligation survey for insulation and/or heating works from their identified contractor (depending on what the contractor is offering).  Sefton is only able to determine who qualifies not, what you might qualify for or what is suitable for your home.  The declaration does not entitle you to any grant, that is at the discretion of the energy companies or offering agents, and each offer is subject to home survey (there could be technical reasons why it is inappropriate to insulate or it could be uneconomical to install any works). 






Bartons of Duke Street


01744 22331

Broad Oak Properties Ltd

Broad Oak Estate, Kingsley Moor, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST10 2EL

01782 550371


Unit 15, Muir Road, Brookfield Business Park, Liverpool, L9 7AR

0800 924 7015

Next Energy

Capability House, North Mersey Business Centre, Woodward Rd, Knowsley, L33 7UY

0800 021 3145

 Statement of Intent

Date effective from*


File size

July 2022

Statement of Intent V3

 (pdf 59KB)

July 2019 - July 2022

Statement of Intent V2

 (pdf 174KB)

February 2018 – July 2019

Statement of Intent

 (pdf 321KB)

*Please note historical SOI are here for audit purposes for Energy Companies regulator OFGEM all new applicants will only be eligible under SOI valid at time of application. 


Last Updated on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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