Scotland offers energy efficiency cashback loans

Scotland’s small businesses could save up to £8,000 on average each year by making the most of a new ‘cashback’ scheme to reward energy efficiency improvements. That’s according to Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Government, which have launched an initiative to help businesses across the country reduce their energy use and slash their carbon […]

London Assembly suggests cashback for plastic bottles

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is being urged to consider introducing a scheme that offers incentives to return plastic bottles. It is one of the recommendations of the London Assembly in its new report, which found the amount of waste from single-use plastic bottles is “out of control” in the capital. It suggests the mayor should […]

London offers £2.6m cashback for energy efficient boilers

Homeowners and landlords in London are being offered £400 cashback if they replace their old boilers with new energy efficient models. The capital’s first £2.6 million Boiler Cashback Scheme’ is expected to help around 6,500 homes become more energy efficient and reduce bills by £340 on average. Heating homes is said to account for more […]

Energy efficiency cashback scheme extended

Householders that have received vouchers to install energy efficiency measures have been given more time to use them. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) allows consumers to apply for cash in the form of vouchers for energy-saving installations such as double glazing and solid wall insulation. It was opened in July last year, with […]

Most Green Deal “cashback” spent on new boilers

Most of the money claimed via the Government’s Green Deal “Cashback” scheme went on replacement boilers, according to new official figures. Four-fifths (80%) of the “cashback” which householders could get for installing energy saving measures went on boilers. The rest was for solid wall insulation (13%), loft insulation (5%) and cavity wall insulation (2%). Overall […]

£4.5m energy efficiency pot for Scottish landlords

Councils and social landlords can apply for a share of a £4.5 million pot for energy efficiency improvements in Scotland. It is part of the Scottish Government’s Green Homes Cashback scheme, which provides funding to individual homes and Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) towards the cost of energy-saving measures such as boiler upgrades and home insulation. […]

Householders urged to get cash back for energy efficiency

The Government is encouraging householders to “act now” and get their money back for installing energy-saving measures in their homes. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund offers homes in England and Wales up to £7,600 for energy efficiency improvements such as solid wall insulation, heating systems and double glazing. DECC has issued £25 million to […]

DECC issued £2.6m for new Green Deal fund

A total of £2.61 million was issued to householders across England and Wales through the Government’s new energy efficiency scheme in its first week. The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund, which was launched last month, offers householders up to £7,600 for installing measures including solid wall insulation, double glazing and efficient boilers. The scheme saw […]

Scotland offers £15m cashback for energy-saving measures

Scottish householders will soon be able to claim up to £7,300 for installing energy efficiency measures in their homes. It is part of the Scottish Government’s £15 million Green Homes Cashback scheme that will provide funding to consumers towards the cost of efficient upgrades such as boilers and home insulation. The cashback will be available […]

Up to £7,600 cash back for energy efficient homes

Householders in England and Wales will be able to get thousands of pounds back for installing energy efficient measures. From next month, the Government will be offering up to £7,600 through a new Green Deal Home Improvement Fund for measures including solid wall insulation, double glazing and efficient boilers. Under the new incentive scheme, domestic […]