Green Deal Helpline
The government’s Green Deal cash-back offer on certain energy efficiency measures has been greatly improved in order to help more households.
Green Deal measures such as double glazing, solid wall insulation and ‘room in roof’ insulation for those with loft conversions will benefit from the increased cash back scheme.
Applications for Green Deal Cash-back must be submitted before the end of June and measures installed by the end of September.
- Up to £4,000 is now available for solid wall insulation (up from £650)
- Up to £1,000 for anyone needing ‘room in roof’ insulation (up from £220)
- Up to £650 for households installing double glazing (up from £320)
The improved offer will not be applicable to jobs with any ECO element attached to them.
Energy Company Obligation (ECO) for low income and vulnerable households, plus those with hard to treat properties, i.e. solid walls or walls with narrow cavities, please click HERE first.
Government Green Deal 'cashback' scheme announced. Loft insulation cashback level is £100, cavity wall insulation £150. It's 'first come, first served', so apply now.
As announced by MP Chris Huhne, the Green Deal is set to transform the energy efficiency of British properties, be they domestic or commercial and involves the establishment of a framework which will enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost. Payments are to be recouped via a charge in instalments on the energy bill.
At the heart of the Government’s proposals is the Green Deal plan, an innovative financing mechanism which allows consumers to pay back through their energy bills. This means consumers can see the Green Deal charge alongside the reductions in energy use which generate savings on their bill.
It also means that if they move out and cease to be the bill-payer at that property, the financial obligation doesn’t move with them but moves to the next bill payer: the charge is only paid whilst the benefits are enjoyed. The new occupier should enjoy lower energy bills and a property improved by the various measures initiated by the previous occupier.
In this way, the Green Deal differs from existing lending – it is not a conventional loan since the bill-payer is not liable for the full capital cost of the measures, only the charges due whilst they are the bill-payer. This is a market mechanism, funded by private capital, which the government believes will deliver far more to consumers than any sort of top-down Government programme.
Home owners are free to finance work in any way that they choose, and can also opt to pay for the work upfront, in whole or in part. The great thing is that the Green Deal offers you the opportunity to repay through your energy bills and spread the cost and enabling the obligation to repay to be passed on to future occupiers.
There will be significant consumer protections built into the framework – this is to protect both the original occupier and any who follow.
Read more on what the Green Deal is about and how home owners can benefit from it. more....
You may register your (no obligation) interest in the Green Deal by completing the form provided (Click HERE). When everything becomes 'set in stone', we will contact you to inform you about what is available and invite you to apply for the measures your property requires in order to increase its energy efficiency.
Please note, assessments cost £160 + VAT. You are under no obligation to have an assessment made by applying here. You will be contacted, provided with more information and you may then decide either way.
£120million in government cashback for adopters of Green Deal has been announced, with early adopters getting higher levels. Cashback levels will depend on the measures taken and the number of measures and could be worth up to £1000 per household.