Cash back for homeowners benefitting from the Green Deal has increased for some Green Deal measures; such as double glazing, solid wall insulation and ‘room in roof’ insulation (for those who have loft conversions).
Green Deal cash back increases:
•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 Department for Energy and Climate Change is also extending the scheme. Applications for Green Deal Cash-back can now be submitted up to the end of June, with a further three months for households to install energy efficiency measures and redeem cash-back vouchers, giving them more time to take advantage of the scheme.
Energy and 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 cash-back 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.
DECC has also raised the cap on cash-back payments from 50 per cent of a household’s contribution towards costs, to two thirds, meaning more people will be eligible for the maximum cash-back level
This may have a knock-on effect for gas boiler installers, working under the Green Deal Quality Mark – more interest in the scheme in general, should see all of the measures become more popular, also including renewable technologies.
We deliver Gas ACS training and assessment, plus renewable courses in solar thermal, solar pv and heat pumps. Logic4training is also approved as a location to redeem RHI Training Support Vouchers.
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