UK: Homeowners to see savings available under new Green Homes Grant scheme

From late September, homeowners and landlords in England will be able to get up to £5,000 worth of vouchers (£10,000 for low-income households) to make energy-saving improvements so that their homes are more energy-efficient and cheaper to run.

The Green Home Grants scheme, due to open by the end of September, will allow consumers to obtain funding for up to two-thirds of the cost of the energy saving measures identified. The scheme will cover green home improvements including insulation of walls, floors and roofs, the installation of double or triple glazing when replacing single glazing, and low-carbon heating. These measures could help families save up to £600 a year on their energy bills.

Through the Green Home Grants scheme the UK Government plan to make over 600,000 homes across the country more energy efficient and support over 100,000 jobs in green construction.