Failure to act against overheating could lead to unnecessary retrofit costs and many homes being left “uninhabitable”, the CCC says.
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A survey has found that almost a third (32%) of people in their 50s and 60s say they trust tradespeople “not very much” or “not at all”.
The stricken £1.5 billion scheme will close at 5pm on 31 March after reaching a fraction of the 600,000 homes it was meant to improve.
The Environmental Audit Committee says schemes like the Green Homes Grant are “poorly designed” and are “failing to make a big impact”.
Over 200 councils across England and Scotland have been awarded funding to upgrade some of the UK’s least energy-efficient homes.
The government needs to deliver on its pledge to level up the country in next week’s Budget, Tracy Harrison writes.
Upgrades to make homes more energy-efficient are being held back by the lack of a clear pipeline of work, an FMB survey found.
The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has written to the government after a survey revealed widespread issues in accessing the scheme.
The Green Homes Grant, which gives landlords and homeowners vouchers to fund green home improvements, has been extended by one year until March 2022.
London Councils has called on the government to give councils an extra £115 million this year to retrofit thousands of homes across the capital.