Green Homes Grant Scheme

(asked on 29th July 2020) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to announce the range of measures that make up the Green Homes Grant Scheme; and how that Scheme will operate.

Answered by
Lord Callanan Portrait
Lord Callanan
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)
This question was answered on 6th August 2020

The range of measures has now been announced.

The Green Homes Grants will give homeowners, including owner occupiers and social/private landlords, vouchers to install one or more of the following:

  • Solid wall, under-floor, cavity wall or roof insulation;
  • Air source or ground source heat pump; or
  • Solar thermal.

In addition, households can use their voucher for further energy saving measures. These include one or more of the following:

  • Double or triple glazing/secondary glazing, when replacing single glazing;
  • Energy efficient replacement doors; and
  • Hot water tank/appliance tank thermostats/heating controls.

The new scheme will see the Government fund up to two thirds of the cost of home improvements of over 600,000 homes, supporting over 100,000 jobs in green construction. Consumers in England will be able to claim the new vouchers, which are worth up to £5,000. Households on low income can receive vouchers covering 100% of the cost of the improvements, up to a maximum of £10,000.

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