The government announced over the weekend that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme will be put out to pasture on Wednesday (31 March).
It was only six months ago that the Green Homes Grant scheme was unveiled to the public and the scheme was due to extend until March 2022. Under the Green Homes Grant scheme, homeowners in England, including landlords, can get up to £5,000 to pay part of the cost of energy saving measures like insulation. Low-income households can get 100% of the costs of work covered up to £10,000. Up to 600,000 households are estimated to benefit from savings of up to £600 on their energy bills.
The £300 million funding originally earmarked for the Green Homes Grant scheme will be reallocated towards local authorities, aimed at helping lower income households to cut emissions and save money on bills.
Business and Energy Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said:
“Upgrading the country’s homes with energy efficiency measures means we can cut emissions and save people money on their energy bills.
“Today’s funding boost will mean even more households across England are able to access these vital grants through their local authority.
“This latest announcement takes our total energy efficiency spending to over £1.3 billion in the next financial year, giving installers the certainty they need to plan ahead, create new jobs and train the next generation of builders, plumbers and tradespeople.”