Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Go green and get cash back
Published 19/05/14



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.


”Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Davey is hopeful that the new incentive scheme will encourage more homeowners to go green.

“The best way for households to take control of their energy bills is to use less energy,” he added. “Faulty boilers, draughty windows and insufficient insulation all cause properties to leak hundreds of pounds every year. But advice and support through the Green Deal can help put a stop to this.”

Latest figures show that just 2,000 households nationwide had taken a Green Deal plan forward by February this year, while only 995 of these have actually completed the process of installing efficiency measures. Householders will be able to get up to 1,000 for installing two measures such as secondary glazing, a condensing boiler, flat-roof insulation, replacement doors or double glazing under the new version of the fund.

They can also qualify for up to 6,000 for solid-wall insulation.

Published 19/05/14

MOST POPULAR
Crowds 'Rewind' despite weather
A-Level results joy for local students
Local schools buck national GCSE trend
Peer wins fight over 'prison' house
17 new homes planned after firm leaves
Pride and joy for rowers in Rio
Village pub could re-open with B&B
Boy, 16, wins race that inspired him to swim
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
Booksellers caught up in Italian earthquake
Return of flower show
Roof leak at new hospital
Local schools buck national GCSE trend
Crews get wet and wild at fun regatta
Commuters happier as Thames Side opens
Henley Games encourages next Olympians
17 new homes planned after firm leaves
Crowds 'Rewind' despite weather
Boy, 16, wins race that inspired him to swim
Fears over closure of car park entrance
New race set to boost hospice
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST SPORTS HEADLINES
Pride and joy for rowers in Rio
Olympic disappointment for local hurdler
Red Kites on their travels
Barras to go it alone in Holland
Semi-final heartache
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 419429
www.higgsprinting.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD.

Cookie Policy | Copyright and Terms | Competition Rules | Contact Us | Advertise with us | Site Map
© Higgs & Co (Printers) Limited 2016  |  Registered in England number 1418717