MP: More cashback for people carrying out Green Deal improvements
South Lakes MP Tim Farron has welcomed changes to the government's Green Deal cashback scheme which have been announced recently. The changes will help more households drive down fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions by carrying out energy efficiency improvements.
The scheme helps people to install energy efficiency measures by providing them with money back on the contributions they make towards improvements.
The changes include increases to the amount of money consumers get back on some Green Deal measures, such as double glazing, solid wall insulation and 'room in roof' insulation (eg, for those with loft conversions).
The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is also extending the scheme. Applications for Green Deal cashback can now be submitted up to the end of June, with a further three months for households to install energy efficiency measures and redeem cashback vouchers, giving them more time to take advantage of the scheme.
DECC has also raised the cap on cash-back payments from 50 per cent of a household's contribution towards costs, to two thirds, meaning more people will be eligible for the maximum cash-back level.
Tim said: "This is welcome news that will help people insulate their homes and bring down their bills. I hope that these changes will help people who might have been unsure about the scheme to now sign up."