NIA calls on government: extend £2bn Green Homes Grant: National Insulation Association (NIA) has appealed to the government to extend the £2 billion Green Homes Grant scheme.
In order for the government to achieve its target of 600,000 homes, the body notes that the short lifespan of the initiative may not help.
The three-month validity of individual vouchers and the scheme’s end date, which is 31st March 2021, could limit the actual potential of the programme said the NIA in a letter sent to Chancellor of the Exchequer.
It also added that four & a half months is not enough time for the industry to respond to the thousands of customer enquiries and deliver insulation and low carbon measures.
Derek Horrocks, Chair of the National Insulation Association expressed: “However, we must now address the concerns being echoed across the sector. Four and a half months from the point at which the first vouchers will be issued is not enough time to deliver on the Government’s aspirations for energy efficiency and job creation.
“We are heading into winter, a time of year which already creates weather challenges for many green home improvements. On top of this, the nation and the workforce are still grappling with the impacts of a pandemic.”
NIA calls on government: extend £2bn Green Homes Grant