The announcement of the immediate closure for new applications to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) is as much of a surprise to the National Insulation Association (NIA) and its members as it will be to householders across England and Wales. We are concerned that many householders who have paid for a Green Deal assessment in order to qualify, but not yet registered, may now lose out.
The NIA is calling on the department to investigate how the remaining budget of around £60 million was allocated so quickly in just two days. We are also currently in discussion with DECC regarding voucher redemption rates and whether they will consider to re-launch the scheme should funds become available.
People interested in improving the energy efficiency of their homes can receive updates about any possible future schemes by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Energy Saving Advice Service on 0300 123 1234.