PM in urgent bid to save Green Deal

Published:  09 May, 2012

LONDON: The Prime minister is to rescue the Green Deal by commissioning the Cabinet Office to put together an urgent briefing on how the scheme can be modified to avoid a collapse in insulation installations.

The Cabinet Office interviewed senior figures in the sector over the weekend to establish what must be done to make the scheme viable amid increasing concern that it will prove a damp squib when it launches in October this year.

The government's impact assessment for the Green Deal shows that loft insulation and cavity wall insulation will reduce by 93% and 70 % respectively under the scheme. The industry has also been increasingly concerned about the government's proposed 'soft launch' for the scheme in the autumn, which has prompted fears of limited take up.

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