Homeowners taking out Green Deal measures could claim up to £4,000 under the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s revised Green Deal cashback scheme.
The government has boosted the amount of money that consumers can claim for a few Green Deal measures in order to help drive uptake of the ‘under delivering’ scheme.
DECC has announced that consumers can now claim up to £4,000 for solid wall insulation, up from £650; up to £1,000 for ‘room in roof’ insulation, increased from £220; and up to £650 for double glazing, from £320.
In addition, the department has raised the cap on cashback payments from 50% of a household’s contribution towards costs to two-thirds. Government is also extending the cashback scheme until June 2014.
Commenting on the announced changes, energy and climate change minister Greg Barker stated: “The extension and increase to Green Deal cashback means more families will be helped to have warmer, more energy efficient homes and lower energy bills by next winter. These changes also create more opportunities for the growing number of authorised green deal companies.”
The new rates and contribution cap will apply to any applications made on or after December 2013.