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THE GREEN HOME GRANT SCHEME HAS FAILED TO DELIVER FOR MANY REASONS

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Here is a brief outline as to what has happened.GREEN HOME GRANT SCHEME has been scraped 21st March 2021.

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In our opinion the badly organised administration of the Green Home Grant Scheme the lack of any kind of commitment towards most customers and businesses means this is failing. The small numbers of installations that have been installed under the Green Home Grant Scheme installers are still waiting for payments. The payments are much slower than the scheme promoted at the start. Vouchers were starting to be awarded to customers installations started be installed but this has come to a standstill because of installation companies are not being paid quickly. The government will pay at some point for the installations that they have agreed to go head but sadly most companies are unwilling and or unable to become a government cash cow… Supporting the scheme outlaying for equipment, labour, logistics, and administration plus much more without the payment be paid quickly when redeemed. This has broken many businesses and individual livelihoods.

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The intension was excellent to encourage people to improve the efficiency of their homes by using renewable and insulation. This is something we should all be thinking about and acting on.

The Renewable Heat Incentive is still in place to encourage home owners to invest in some renewables such as Air Source Heat Pump, Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal.

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Here is some news about the Green Home Grant Scheme

The government Green Home Grant Scheme News.

The slow pace of progress achieved by a government scheme aimed at tackling climate change and keeping homes warm in winter has been criticised by MPs.Ministers admit the Green Homes Grant has issued only 21,000 vouchers towards the cost of installing insulation.

At the current rate it would take more than 10 years to meet the government& target of vouchers to 600,000 homes, the Environmental Audit Committee says.

The government says it is striving to improve its performance.
The scheme offers to fund up to two-thirds of the cost of installing insulation, heat pumps and draught proofing.

But householders often cannot get through to accredited tradespeople on the scheme because they are overwhelmed with calls.

And the MPs say delays in the grants system are often hampering insulation firms from getting paid by the government for the work they have done.

Some firms are pulling out of the scheme altogether.The committee says part of the problem is a severe shortage of engineers.

Many such posts were closed when the government turned off the tap of grants for home insulation in 2013.

The MPs want Chancellor Rishi Sunak to announce a multi-year extension to the scheme in his Budget on 3 March to give confidence to the industry to train more installers and engineers.

This demand is echoed by the governmen’s advisory climate change committee, which says ministers need to spend £4bn a year into the next decade to tackle the problem. The chancellor has currently committed £1bn for one year.

The issue underpins the UK’s international credibility as head of this Novembe’s UN COP26 climate summit in Glasgow.

The UK cannot meet its own carbon emissions targets unless it radically cuts emissions from homes.

Homes warmed by gas central heating will need to shift to low-carbon sources in the coming decades & most likely heat pumps which act like a fridge in reverse to heat the home.

For people campaigning for warmer homes with fewer carbon emissions, this is Groundhog Day, as it is only five years ago the government closed its Green Deal programme, which offered loans to homeowners to insulate their properties.

It was a bad deal, and cheaper to get a loan from the bank

The environment audit committee heard last November that 1,200 companies had registered with TrustMark & the accredited certifying authority. MPs say the government admits this number has only slightly increased since then, to 1,300 companies.

The committee’s chairman, Philip Dunne said: The principle of the green homes grant should be commended. It is a timely initiative not only to boost energy efficiency of homes & which is urgently needed to stem carbon emissions & but to address our growing unemployment crisis triggered by the pandemic.&But unless it’s overhauled and extended, this scheme will fail to deliver its ambition.

Issuing vouchers is continuing at snail’s pace & he said.

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Green homes grant: UK standards body calls on government to pay up

Failure to pay for work on green scheme is leading to debt and job losses, say businesses

The industry standards body for renewable energy installers is calling on the government to immediately rectify the failure to pay businesses for work on the green homes grant, which is leading, according to some companies, to rising debts and job losses.

Installers of renewable energy systems have been left unpaid for several months by the government, the Guardian reported this week, while long delays were putting members of the public off the scheme. Ian Rippin, who leads the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), said he had since spoken to the government about the “numerous issues” that have come to light relating to the flagship £2bn green homes grant.

The grants are intended to help the UK move to net zero carbon emissions by 2050 by providing financial help for householders to switch from fossil fuel systems to renewable energy. The grants – of £5,000 and £10,000 – also cover the installation of insulation to make homes more energy efficient.

The government has promised that 600,000 householders will be helped to make their homes less carbon intensive. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said four months after the scheme was set up, it had given approximately 25% of householders who had applied approval to carry out work.

But installers who spoke to the Guardian said they would not be doing any more work until they were paid the tens of thousands of pounds owed by the government dating back to last autumn.

The contract to run the grants was awarded to a large American global consulting firm ICF. Details of the contract amount have not been published.

The government has promised that 600,000 householders will be helped to make their homes less carbon intensive. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said four months after the scheme was set up, it had given approximately 25% of householders who had applied approval to carry out work.

But installers who spoke to the Guardian said they would not be doing any more work until they were paid the tens of thousands of pounds owed by the government dating back to last autumn.

The contract to run the grants was awarded to a large American global consulting firm ICF. Details of the contract amount have not been published.

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Rippin, who runs the organisation which sets industry standards for renewable energy providers, said he was talking to the government about overcoming many issues. He said he wanted the MCS to become more involved in the administration of the grants after installers complained of delays, inefficient communication and a lack of expert knowledge.

Rippin said: “We welcomed the green homes grant, and remain committed to it, though we are firm in our demand that the ongoing issues around payments need rectifying immediately.

As the standards organisation for domestic renewables, we fully understand the cost – in both time and money – of domestic renewable installations and feel the extreme frustration that the industry is experiencing at this time.”

Rippin said MCS was acting as an adviser to the government for the scheme. He said he was calling for more openness around the way the green homes grants were being run.

He said: “We have reiterated our call for more transparency in how the scheme is administered and for greater efficiencies in terms of releasing installer payments.

“The role of MCS is to protect installers and consumers by upholding rigorous industry standards. In doing so, we are fully invested in protecting our certified installers’ interests.”

One installer of spray foam insulation, who did not want to be named, said the government owed him £68,000 and despite speaking every day to the grant call centre he had still not been paid for the work.

He said: “They are ruining my business. I am technically insolvent now, and I have had to lay people off and shut one of my branches.”

ICF has not responded to requests for a comment.

A BEIS spokesperson said: “Ministers have asked the scheme administrator to pay money owed to installers as a matter of urgency.

“Over 18,000 Green Homes Grant vouchers have already been issued, with more going out every day, helping us improve the energy efficiency of homes, as we build back greener from the Covid-19 pandemic. We also continue to work with customers and installers to ensure they are clear on the information and checks required, so that vouchers can be paid as quickly as possible.”

We are not aware of any company that has received any payments from the Green Home Grant Scheme. Many companies have now stopped dealing with customers interested in this Green Home Grant Scheme.

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Applies to: Wales, England, and Scotland

The UK, along with countries around the world is facing unprecedented challenges in responding to the crisis caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19). We recognise that those wishing to respond to this notice are likely to have pressing issues to address as a result of this crisis. As such, we will continue to monitor the response period, timelines and stakeholder engagement approach as the situation develops.

On 11 March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced as part of the Budget that the government intends to extend the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (DRHI) Scheme for an additional year until 31 March 2022 and introduce a third flexible allocation of Tariff Guarantees on the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (NDRHI). These proposals are designed to ensure a smooth transition between the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and the future support mechanisms, outlined in the consultation Future Support for Low Carbon Heat. Additionally the introduction of a flexible third allocation of Tariff Guarantees (TGs) on the Non-Domestic scheme will ensure that eligible projects currently having difficulty meeting TG deadlines due to issues caused by the coronavirus outbreak can still access the RHI with a later commissioning date by applying to this TG allocation.

Further to the proposals outlined in the Budget, we intend to bring forward legislation to extend the commissioning deadline for projects currently holding a Tariff Guarantee, to grant these projects additional time to fully commission in light of delays caused by coronavirus.

We are making these proposals at this time in view of the contribution they will make to supporting businesses and job creation at a time when economic recovery will be so important. The proposals set out will provide support to businesses, many of which are small and medium-sized UK enterprises, including manufacturers, installers and project developers in the low carbon heating sector.

We are currently considering what other changes may need to be made to deal with coronavirus related delays and will make any separate announcements in due course.

Extension of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme (DRHI) for an additional year until 31 March 2022

On 11 March 2020, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced as part of the Budget that the government intends to extend the DRHI for a further year to ensure continued contribution to our stretching Net Zero target. This means that the scheme will remain open to new applicants until midnight 31 March 2022.

The scheme will continue in its current form. There will be no immediate changes to DRHI scheme eligibility criteria or ongoing obligations for new or existing participants.

Introducing a flexible third allocation of Tariff Guarantees (TGs)

The NDRHI scheme will close to new applications on 31 March 2021 as scheduled

The NDRHI will close to new applications on 31 March 2021. We are consulting on a package of closure reforms alongside this bulletin and plan to bring forward legislation to address these changes in early 2021. If you wish to respond, visit the consultation.<

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