On 19th October 2012, the Government announced that hundreds of pounds of cash back will be available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements under the Green Deal. Installers will be pleased to learn that, from 28th January 2013, replacement boilers will qualify for as much as £270 cash back as part of the scheme.
Energy Secretary Edward Davey said: “The Green Deal will provide unprecedented choice for consumers wanting to improve their homes and make them more energy efficient. This cash back offer will help get the Green Deal off to a flying start. It really is a great offer – the more work households have done, the more energy they stand to save and the more cash they receive.
“The Green Deal also presents a great opportunity for businesses of all sizes to take advantage of this transforming market – and now is a critical time. Whatever your business does in this sector, the Green Deal will have an impact. So I say to businesses large and small – gear up, get training and get ready to take advantage of the Green Deal.”
The Green Deal Cashback Scheme is a first-come, first-served offer, and the more work households have done, the more cash back they could receive. The offer is limited to one per household, but can cover a package of improvements as long as the householder is contributing to installation costs an authorised Green Deal Provider oversees the work done.
The rates published in October are guaranteed for the first £40million of the scheme. A total of £125million is available, and the offer also applies to private or social landlords who can benefit if they are the property improver and are paying the costs themselves.
Further information is available on the DECC website: www.decc.gov.uk