Published: 28th Mar 2021

Ministers have axed a scheme to help people make their homes more energy efficient, just six months after launching it. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) announced over the weekend (27 March) that the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme launched last year will close to new applications on 31 March at 5pm. The scheme was launched last September and offered households the opportunity to obtain funding for up to two-thirds of the cost of the energy saving measures identified – up to £5,000 – in the form of new vouchers. Lower income households could be entitled to have as much as £10,000 of the costs covered. But in a statement issued on Saturday, BEIS said it was ‘designed to provide a short-term economic boost while tackling our contribution to climate change’. ‘Applications made before the end of March deadline will be honoured and any vouchers already issued … (To read the full article, subscribe below)