‘Lower Green Deal interest rate to make it more attractive’

The UK Government is being urged to lower the interest rate for the Green Deal to make it more attractive to consumers. The call from the UK Green Building Council (GBC) comes a year after the launch of the Government’s flagship energy efficiency policy which has suffered low take-up. Although more than 100,000 assessments have […]

31,100 winter deaths due to ‘poor insulated homes’

The UK saw a steep rise in the number of winter deaths last year, with charity and green groups claiming it was a result of “poor insulated homes”. There was an extra 31,100 winter deaths in England and Wales last year – a 29% rise compared to the previous winter, according to the Office for […]

Downing Street ditching conservatory tax?

A building group is criticising the Government for considering a u-turn over the Green Deal. The Green Building Council says Government should keep the clause in the scheme which means homeowners would have to install efficiency measures if they wanted to change their boiler or extend their homes. With the Green Deal currently under consultation, […]