Under 200 sign up for the Green Deal
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.