Green Deal starts today

Published:  14 January, 2013

The Green Deal Cashback Scheme opens today with up to £125m earmarked for the scheme as a whole available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements.

Householders who use the Green Deal to make improvements such as loft insulation, solid wall insulation and new heating systems will qualify.

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey said: “The Green Deal will be a great offer for people to insulate their homes from the cold, and their wallets from rising energy prices. With cashback too, energy saving has never been so attractive.

“Our Cashback Scheme is a generous offer but it’s first-come, first-served so householders need to be quick off the mark. Get an assessment, be ready to have home improvements done with a Green Deal when it launches on 28 January and then get your cashback.

“This also sends a clear message to the industry that the Green Deal is coming. Green Deal Providers and businesses in the supply chain need to start gearing up to take full advantage of what promises to be an exciting new market.”

Neil Schofield, head of external and governmental affairs at Worcester, Bosch, said: “The opening of the Green Deal Cashback Scheme really underlines the progress being made on the Green Deal ahead of the first plans being signed on 28 January. This is a great offer for consumers and will help us to attract early customers, so it’s good news for business too.

“This is a clear signal that the Green Deal is building momentum and I’m delighted there is such a strong incentives scheme in place to encourage early take up. We’re excited about how this could open up the energy efficiency market.”

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