Un­der 200 sign up for the Green Deal

Yorkshire Post - Property - - PROPERTY -

FEWER than 200 homes have signed up for the govern­ment’s flag­ship Green Deal so far.

The pol­icy, launched in Jan­uary, of­fers long-term loans for en­er­gysav­ing home im­prove­ments, such as in­su­la­tion and new boil­ers. The idea is that the sav­ing on fuel costs re­pay the loan.

Al­most 19,000 homes have been as­sessed but few house­hold­ers have gone on to take out the loans.

Crit­ics say that the Green Deal has slashed the num­ber of house­hold­ers in­stalling cav­ity wall and loft in­su­la­tion, as in­cen­tive schemes for in­stal­la­tion have been axed.

The Govern­ment say the poor take-up is due to lack of un­der­stand­ing on how the new scheme works.

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