"10,000 jobs could be lost if green levies are scrapped"

More than 10,000 jobs in construction and insulation could be lost if the Government decides to cut green levies on energy bills. That’s according to the UK Green Building Council, which warned some could even go as early as Christmas. The Prime Minister David Cameron has said he want to “roll back” the levies to […]

Council tax discount ‘could boost Green Deal’

Giving council tax discounts to homes with energy efficiency measures could encourage more people to buy them with loans through the Green Deal. Woeful uptake in the Government’s scheme which is meant to update Britain’s draughty, inefficient houses has seen many in the industry wonder where it is going wrong. Only 245 households have agreed […]

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, […]