Government sets out New Green Homes Grant
Under the scheme, vouchers worth up to £5000 will be issued to homeowners in England to make there homes more energy efficient. The scheme called the Green Homes Grant will be launched in September 2020 to help pay for eco-friendly improvements such as installing loft, floor, and external wall insulation or double-glazing.
How much will the vouchers be worth?
For most homeowners, the vouchers will be worth about two-thirds of the cost of the energy-efficient improvements, up to a maximum of £5,000 per household. For example, the Treasury says a homeowner installing external wall insulation costing £4,000 would only pay about £1,320, with a Government contribution of the remaining £2,680 through the voucher scheme.
Families on low incomes will be able to get more, the Government will cover the full cost of the energy-efficient improvements, so you won't have to pay anything, and the vouchers could be worth up to £10,000 per household.
What will the vouchers cover?
The chancellor Rishi Sunak says the vouchers can pay for "green improvements such as loft, wall and floor insulation, new or more efficient boilers, Double Glazing and heat pumps",
The Government hasn't yet given a complete list, so other improvements may be included and we will add a full list once more details are available.
How can I apply for a voucher?
The scheme is set to be launched at some point in September 2020, and homeowners will be able to apply online at this point. We will continue to update this page when details become available.
Will you be able to choose any firm to do this?
The Government has said households will be able to spend the vouchers with "local accredited suppliers", there are limited details at the moment but we expect there to be a list of certified installers as there were with the Green Deal a few years back.