|On October 6th, the day that the £20 a week cut to Universal Credit was implemented, I asked the Minister of Social Justice about accelerating the retrofitting of social housing to A rating for energy efficiency.
The Welsh Government will receive £25m to compensate for this cut but this will be totally inadequate to make the homes of families who will be £1,000 a year worse off more energy efficient. It will require the collective resources of government.
On the 12th October, I asked the First Minister about the numbers of apprenticeships needed to get all Welsh homes retrofitted.
The First Minister admitted that the apprenticeship programme has been affected by the pandemic but Welsh Government has recently allocated £78m towards the skilled workforce we need to decarbonise our homes.