Changes to the government’s Green Deal cash-back scheme have been announced, to help more households drive down fuel bills and reduce carbon emissions by carrying out energy efficiency improvements. It has increased the cash-back available on some Green Deal measures:
• Up to £4,000 is now available for solid wall insulation, up from £650
• Up to £1,000 for anyone needing ‘room in roof’ insulation, increased from £220
• Up to £650 for households installing double glazing, from £320
DECC has also extended the time available to households to apply for money back on energy efficiency measures from 31 March 2014 to 30 June 2014, with energy improvements to be installed, and vouchers redeemed, by 30 September 2014.
DECC has also raised the cap on cash-back payments from 50 per cent of a household’s contribution towards costs, to two thirds, meaning more people will be eligible for the maximum cash-back level.
The new rates and contribution cap will apply to any cashback applications made or redeemed on or after 13 December 2013. Not all customers will be eligible for an uplift as the values for most measures have not changed. For example a voucher for a boiler without any other improvements will be very unlikely to change.
The Cashback Administrator will write to customers who are likely to be able to benefit from the new rates. Any existing customer who feels that they are eligible should first check the new rates on the Cashback Quickguide to see if they would be likely to receive an uplift, and then contact the Cashback Administrator, email: [email protected]
The Cashback website has been updated to reflect the changes. More information is available at: