11 Apr '12, 10am

Deputy Prime Minister unveils more help for poorest under government home improvement scheme

The Deputy Prime Minister has announced that at least £540 million of the government’s home energy efficiency programme - worth £1.3bn per year - will be targeted at helping the poorest. In a speech to leading environment and industry figures in London, Nick Clegg revealed the support will protect the poorest and most vulnerable in society, including people in deprived areas, from rising energy bills by upgrading their homes so that they are cheaper to heat for good. The Green Deal is the government’s plan to upgrade the nation’s hardest to heat homes at no upfront cost. Where the cost of the work outweighs the savings, or people need extra financial help, energy companies will be able to step in to top up the loan under the Energy Company Obligation. In his speech, Nick Clegg said: “We will be requiring the energy companies to provide an estimated £1.3bn a year of support...

Full article: http://www.decc.gov.uk/en/content/cms/news/dpm_eco/dpm_ec...

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