Green Deal needs to speed up accreditation

The Green Deal needs to speed up its approval of installers to create jobs as soon as possible, according to the UK’s largest trade body in the building sector. The […]

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By Vicky Ellis

The Green Deal needs to speed up its approval of installers to create jobs as soon as possible, according to the UK’s largest trade body in the building sector.

The Federation of Master Builders makes the claim as the Government closed its consultation on the energy efficiency scheme yesterday. The Green Deal is due to kick off in Autumn.

Brian Berry, Director of External Affairs at the FMB said ruling out the chance of “rogue traders” by insisting on Green Deal accredited installers was right.

However, he added: “The Government’s delay in approving recognised competency schemes is not helpful and swift action is needed if the building industry is going to be ready for the launch in October. We know that the Green Deal has the potential to create some 65,000 new construction jobs which is why it is so important that we have the training courses ready at the earliest possible opportunity.”