A scheme to give homeowners money back for installing Green Deal measure has been extended for three months.
Householders can now submit Green Deal Cashback claims until 30 June 2014, rather than 31 March 2014, and improvements should be installed and vouchers redeemed by 30 September 2014.
The limits on the amount that can be claimed through the scheme for some energy saving measures have increased.
- Up to £4,000 is now available for solid wall insulation, up from £650
- Up to £1,000 for loft conversion or “room in roof” insulation, increased from £220
- Up to £650 for households installing double glazing, from £320
Households will now be able to claim up to two thirds of their costs back rather than half so more people will be eligible for the maximum cash-back level. But DECC said people installing some measures would see no change in what they could claim back. For example those installing only a boiler “will be very unlikely to change”, DECC said.
Energy and climate change minister Greg Barker said: “These changes also create more opportunities for the growing number of authorised green deal companies.”