Government ends funding for Green Deal
DECC announced on Thursday 23 July that it was to stop providing funding for the Green Deal Finance Company. The department said the decision had been made in light of low uptake of the scheme and ongoing concerns about industry standards. Funding releases to the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund will also be stopped. The government said that it would work with the building industry and consumer groups on a new value-for-money approach, but that future schemes needed to provide “better value for money”. DECC has commissioned an independent review to look at standards, consumer protection, and enforcement of energy efficiency schemes.