Some of the poorest families could save hundreds on their energy bills after their homes were fitted with energy-saving features.

A deal between Enfield Borough Council and British Gas is estimated to save households up to 40 per cent on energy bills.

Four housing blocks in Exeter Road, Ponders End, and two on the Beaconsfield estate in Kettering Road in Enfield Lock, will benefit from energy efficiency measures such as external wall insulation, replacement windows and roof insulation as part of the agreement signed under the Government’s energy company obligation (ECO).

Enfield Council’s cabinet member for housing, Councillor Ahmet Oykener, said: “This is brilliant news for some of Enfield’s poorest residents and shows the council’s commitment to improving the quality of life of everyone living in this borough.

“To have delivered millions of pounds of investment and reduce residents' energy bills is superb. In partnership with big business we are reducing energy bills and making Enfield's homes warmer."

"This scheme will help lift many of our poorest households out of fuel poverty at a time when the cost of electricity and gas remains high."

"We hope this contract acts as a spur to further investment in improving the energy performance of Enfield's homes and creating further jobs for Enfield's residents."

Steve Gapik of British Gas said: “Our work in Enfield is the latest example of how ECO is making huge strides in supporting communities across the country, and making a real difference to the lives of residents in the area.

“Our partnership with Enfield Council will raise awareness of energy efficiency improvements and the measures available to residents.  The scheme will bring an economic boost to the area in addition to providing warmer, more comfortable homes - something we are passionate about tackling at British Gas.”