Fears are mounting that hundreds of millions of pounds put forward by the government to help install green upgrade measures in British homes could be withdrawn in the coming months, leading environmental groups to label the Green Homes Grant scheme a “shambles”. The flagship scheme was launched last year by the government as part of its ‘green recovery’ drive, backed by a budget of £2bn – £1.5bn for householders and £500m for local authorities – to provide money off the installation of clean tech and energy efficiency measures such as solar panels, heat pumps, insulation, and double glazing.
Business Green 10th Feb 2021 read more »
The government’s flagship programme for a green recovery is in turmoil after it was revealed that hundreds of millions of pounds are being withdrawn from its green homes grant programme. Ninety-five per cent of the £1.5bn pot provided for householders in England to make their homes less carbon intensive remains unspent due to long delays in giving out grants to householders and making payments to installers.
Guardian 10th Feb 2021 read more »
Ministers are withdrawing hundreds of millions of pounds from a green home improvements scheme championed by Boris Johnson as a key element of the government’s net zero strategy.
Times 11th Feb 2021 read more »