Government lifts Green Deal cash cap

More cash will be available to incentivise the Green Deal than was first proposed.

The Green Deal cashback programme has been launched, with funding of £125m pot. The Green Deal, the Government’s flagship energy-efficiency programme, comes into force on January 28th.

It had been thought that there would be a cap of £1,000 on payments made to “early-adopters” of the scheme.

The Green Deal aims to enable homes and businesses to undertake energy efficiency improvements with the costs repaid through energy bill savings.

To qualify for any cashback, householders and landlords must have a Green Deal assessment, agree quotes from a Green Deal Provider, apply for vouchers and complete works within the specified period.

Climate change minister Greg Barker said there had been a “sea change” in the government’s ambition for and delivery of the Green Deal.

Energy-saving measure/cashback levels are believed to be:

  • Loft insulation (including top-up) £100

  • Cavity wall insulation £250

  • Solid wall insulation £650

  • Flat roof insulation £390

  • Room in roof insulation £220

  • Floor insulation £150

  • Hot water cylinder insulation £10

  • Draught proofing £50

  • Heating controls £70

  • Condensing oil boiler from non-condensing oil heating or other £310

  • Upgrade boiler to condensing gas boiler £270

  • Flue gas heat recovery (condensing combi boiler) alongside replacement boiler £90

  • New or replacement storage heaters £150

  • Replacement warm-air unit £60

  • Waste water heat recovery systems £60

  • Double/triple glazing (old single to A) £20 per sq m up to a maximum of £320

  • Secondary glazing £15 per sq m up to a maximum of £230

  • High-performance replacement doors £40

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