The government has announced that cash back will be available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements under the Green Deal, from January 2013.
The Green Deal cash back scheme is a first-come, first-served offer and the amount paid out will reflect the number of energy saving measures installed per household.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change is asking Green Deal participants to encourage their customers to get Green Deal assessments early so, when the scheme opens, customers are ready to apply.
Energy secretary Ed Davey said: “The Green Deal will provide unprecedented choice for consumers wanting to improve their homes and make them more energy efficient. This cash back offer will help get the Green Deal off to a flying start.
“The Green Deal also presents a great opportunity for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of this transforming market – and now is a critical time. Whatever your business does in this sector, the Green Deal will have an impact. So I say to businesses large and small – gear up, get training and get ready to take advantage of the Green Deal.”