Households offered more cash for green home improvements

7th October 2014

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Households are to be offered cash for wall insulation, new boilers and double glazing as the Governments puts £100m into re-opening the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund.

The scheme launched in 2013 amid criticisms that it was over-complicated and there was low take up.

This year, the fund opened in June with £120m, with applications invited on a first come first served basis, but was closed suddenly less than two months later when the cash ran dry.

The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today revealed that it is providing an extra  £100m will be available that households can apply for this autumn.

Customers will be able to claim up to £7,600 through the scheme.

Some people had already paid for an assessment when the cash ran out last time, but these are valid for two years so there is no need for they will not need to be reassessed.

Full details of terms and conditions will be confirmed in November.

Edward Davey, energy and climate change secretary, said: “More money means more people can live in warmer, greener homes sooner.Green Deal Home Improvement Fund vouchers went like hot cakes earlier in the year and now even more people can cut their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.”

DECC said that over three quarters of a million homes have already had energy saving improvements installed as a result of the Energy Company Obligation and Green Deal schemes and that the £100 million announced today is in addition to the £450 million allocated to household energy efficiency over three years, which was announced in December 2013.

 

 

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