Saturday, 19 August 2017

Go green and get cash back

HOMEOWNERS are to be offered even bigger cash-back incentives for installing energy-efficiency measures approved by the Government.

The so-called “Green Deal” has struggled to get off the ground since it was launched more than a year ago, with the majority of householders seemingly unwilling to make energy-saving improvements to their properties.

Ministers have therefore introduced the Green Deal home improvement fund in the hope that cash incentives will improve uptake.

As much as £7,600 can be claimed back under the new version of the fund, whereas under the previous version — which is due to expire on June 30 — the maximum that could be claimed back was £4,420.

Alexander Creed, of Strutt & Parker, which has an office in Pangbourne, said: “We welcome the revised scheme as a simplification of the previous Green Deal and hope it will encourage householders to consider energy-efficiency works for their property.

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