Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, has been ranked eighth on a list of England's areas with the least energy-efficient homes.

The research by Enviro Homes Renewables used the latest data from the Office for National Statistics.

It showed the percentage of homes in each local authority with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) of Band ‘C’ or above.

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A total of 26.67 percent of homes in Barrow-in-Furness have an EPC Band ‘C’ or above.

The Isles of Scilly, located off the Cornish coast, topped the list with the fewest energy-efficient homes in England.

In 2022, only 14.09 percent of homes in the area achieved an EPC band of ‘C’ or above, the lowest in England by nearly 10 percentage points.

Pendle in Lancashire came in second with 21.83 percent of homes being graded an EPC Band ‘C’ or above.

South Essex's Castle Point was third, with 24.84 percent of its homes having an EPC Band ‘C’ or above recorded in 2022.

Fourth and fifth were Burnley and Hyndburn, respectively, both in Lancashire with 25.10 percent and 25.38 percent of homes respectively securing the energy-efficient rating.

Following this, Staffordshire Moorlands, Blackpool, and Bradford were next in low energy-efficiency order of homes with EPC Band ‘C’ or above.

Calderdale rounded out the top ten with 29.46 percent.

In stark contrast, London's Tower Hamlets had the highest percentage of energy-efficient homes in the nation at 76.11 percent.

The City of London and Southwark followed with 64.74 percent and 62.07 percent respectively.

Ross Jones, director Of Enviro Homes Renewables, said: "While there are many ways you can save money on energy for your home, having a low energy efficiency rating can make this very difficult from the start, and costs will add up, and with the current cost of living this can be a serious problem.

"However, if you live in one of these areas, you can improve your EPC rating by installing insulation, changing your lighting, replacing your boiler, and more."