Of the 100,000 new jobs to result from the Green Homes Grant, only 14,500 of these have been created to date. This is according to new analysis from the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which warned that over 8,000 of these jobs could be lost in 2021-2022 as a result of the government cutting the funding to the scheme. It was announced in February that any unspent funds from the £2 billion scheme would not be rolled over to the next financial year. This would be a “wrecking ball” to green jobs, according to TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady, with the TUC pointing to how the scheme was the government’s flagship policy to build back better and create green jobs, having been announced in the Chancellor’s Plan for Jobs in July 2020 as well as being reiterated in the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan.
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