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Government boosts Green Deal incentive scheme

 May, 12 - 2014   Green Issues

Households can now claim up to £7,600 in Green Deal cash thanks to a much needed boost to the government’s flagship energy efficiency scheme. This latest measure is designed to refresh the scheme and kicks in from early June.

Under the new improvements, domestic energy customers can get:

  • Up to £1000 for installing two ‘green’ technologies, i.e new A rated boiler and solar thermal
  • Up to £6,000 for installing solid wall insulation
  •  Up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment.

The scheme, called the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, will also allow people who have bought a property in the year before their application for cash back to get a bonus payment of £500 if they carry out energy efficiency improvements.

Climate Change Minister Greg Barker explained: “The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is another way the government is making it simpler and cheaper for people to stay warm and improve their homes.

“I want households across the country to benefit from more energy efficient homes and reduced bills through the Green Deal, and that is what the new home incentive fund will do.”

In December, the government announced a £540 million three year energy efficiency package to make Britain’s homes and public buildings more energy efficient. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund also applies to private or social landlords, who can benefit if they undertake to improve the property and are paying the costs themselves.

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