Changes to the Green Deal’s cashback scheme have been announced, as the government looks to boost uptake of its flagship energy efficiency scheme.
Amongst the changes is:
- Up to £4,000 is now available for solid wall insulation, up from £650
- Up to £1,000 for anyone needing ‘room in roof’ insulation, increased from £220
- Up to £650 for households installing double glazing, from £320
The government will also extend the deadline so that applications for cashback can be submitted up until the end of june, three months later than originally planned.
Climate change minister Greg Barker said: “Inefficient homes use a lot more energy than they need to, which consumers pay a high price for.
“The extension and increase to Green Deal cashback means more families will be helped to have warmer, more energy efficient homes and lower energy bills by next winter. These changes also create more opportunities for the growing number of authorised green deal companies.”