More cash made available for home energy efficiency measures


Households carrying out energy efficiency improvements on their home will be able to get more money back to offset the cost of having the work done following the launch of a new scheme next month.

Homeowners in England and Wales can access a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, which will make grants of up to £7,600 so they can take control of their bills and have warmer, greener homes.

The scheme will help people to install new heating systems, including wood pellet boilers, and give cashback for installing solar pv – both of which are supplied and installed by the team at 7 Energy.

Under the new incentive scheme, which is available from June, domestic energy customers can get up to £1,000 for installing two measures from an approved list; and/or up to £6,000 for installing solid wall insulation and up to £100 refunded for their Green Deal Assessment.

The scheme also entitles those who have brought a property in the 12 months prior to application to qualify for up to an additional £500 if they carry out energy efficiency improvements.

Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker, has said the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund is another way the Government is making it simpler and cheaper for people to stay warm and improve their homes. 

We say that this is an extra step in the right direction, and energy efficiency is crucial for cutting fuel bills and carbon emissions. 

The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund also applies to private or social landlords, who can benefit if they undertake to improve the property and are paying the costs themselves.