The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge effect on our economy, as well as on individuals. So, on 8 July, the Chancellor announced a range of measures designed to help the economy bounce back.
Those measures include a £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme for England, to create local jobs and improve the energy efficiency of our homes. In the Chancellor’s words:
‘From September, homeowners and landlords will be able to apply for vouchers to make their homes more energy efficient...’
‘The grants will cover at least two thirds of the cost, up to £5,000 per household.’
‘And for low income households’, the plan is to provide vouchers covering ‘the full cost - up to £10,000.’
Source: gov.uk ‘Plan for Jobs speech’
We need to know more. For example, who can apply for these vouchers and how - but we warmly welcome the initiative as a step in the right direction.
However, when it comes to greening your home, it’s not just the government you can turn to.