Government announces a further £30m for Green Deal

The Government has announced that a further £30m will be allocated to boost the Green Deal energy efficiency scheme.

From Wednesday 10th December, households in England and Wales will be able to apply for up to £5,600 towards the cost of installing energy efficiency measures through the latest round of the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF).

Of the £30m, £24m has been allocated for solid wall insulation and £6m for other energy saving measures such as cavity wall insulation, double glazing and boilers.

The first round of the GDHIF was closed suddenly overnight in July after the allocated budget was reached due to popular demand.

Richard Twinn, policy and public affairs officer at the UK Green Building Council, responded to the announcement: “Full marks to the government for listening to industry and making sensible changes to the fund.

“A more robust application process is likely to result in fewer speculative applications and prevent the feeding frenzy witnessed last summer. Ring fenced funding will also stop the fund being completely swallowed up by the most expensive energy saving measures”.

SBS can help you take advantage of the growing Green Deal market through a range of training and services. We also have a variety of build fabric and renewable technology products for your Green Deal projects. For more information on the scheme and how we can help, email helpline@tpsbs.co.uk.

This article has been adapted from an article published in Builders Merchant News.