We're required to produce an updated energy report return under the provisions of the Home Energy Conservation Act (HECA) 1995.
The act recognises that ‘Local authorities are uniquely placed to assess the needs of their areas and local residents, and to act as catalysts for change’ and that they have the ‘ability to use their position to improve the energy efficiency of all residential accommodation (such as owner-occupied, privately rented and social housing) in their areas'.
Recently produced guidance requires local authorities to report on their efforts to improve the energy efficiency of housing stock (both public and private) within their (geographic) locality. Reports must be submitted to the secretary of state by 31 March each year, and every two years subsequently.
Take a look at the most recent HECA report.