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Green Homes Grant scrapped for homeowners

BUT local authority scheme extended...


The government has scrapped its flagship Green Homes Grant scheme for homeowners while allocating an additional £300m for local authorities via the scheme.


The government has announced that it is not accepting Green Homes Grant applications from homeowners after the end of this financial year. The government has scrapped its £1.5 Billion Green Homes Grant scheme for homeowners while allocating an additional £300m to local authorities.


HOWEVER, THERE IS A PHOENIX FROM THE FLAMES...

Instead, an additional £300m has been allocated to the ‘local authority delivery’ part of the scheme, which allows councils to bid for funding to carry out retrofits within low-income households.

The Green Homes Grant scheme was initially launched with a budget of £2bn, of which £1.5bn was for homeowners and £500m was for local authorities.

However, the homeowner side of the scheme has been marred with delays; less than 5% of the budget had been spent by January this year.


The government had originally said it planned to continue the Green Homes Grant scheme for homeowners with a smaller budget of £320m, but it has now announced that it is not accepting applications after the end of this financial year.


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