The Prime Minister has announced a one-year extension to the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, until the end of March 2022. The announcement was made as part of the Prime Minister’s ambitious 10 Point Plan for a green industrial revolution.
Homeowners across England will now have until the end of March 2022 to have energy efficiency upgrades to their homes completed through the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme, helping up to 600,000 households save up to £600 on their energy bills.
The scheme funds up to two-thirds of the cost of green home improvements up to £5,000, or 100% of the cost for homeowners on low incomes, up to £10,000. Measures covered include insulation of walls, floors and roofs, double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing, and low-carbon heating like heat pumps.
The Prime Minister announced the extension of both the Green Homes Grant and the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme in his 10 Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, designed to help the country build back greener and help reach the UK’s key target for net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
£1 billion will be available next year into making new and existing homes and public buildings more energy efficient, including through the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme and the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.
The GGF has persistently lobbied Government for an extension to the scheme and the additional 12 months, now gives companies a chance to register to the scheme and undertake the work.
John Agnew, GGF Managing Director, “We welcome the news of an extension to the scheme but we will continue discussions with government to change glazing from a secondary measure to a primary measure. In addition, we are also asking government to consider replacing inefficient double glazing as well as single glazing under the scheme.”
The GGF understands that over 40,000 vouchers have been issued in the first few months of the scheme. To find out more about the scheme and how you can register as an installer under the Green Home Grant Voucher Scheme please visit the government web page https://www.gov.uk/guidance/green-homes-grant-scheme-register-as-a-certified-tradesperson-or-business