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This briefing paper summarises the Green Homes Grant Scheme that was open from September 2020 to March 2021. The paper covers details of the scheme, commentary on the scheme, its closure, and possible next steps.

In summary: 

  • The Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme (GHGVS) provided vouchers towards the cost of installing energy efficient improvements in eligible homes. It was available in England only.
  • While the GHGVS was welcomed by the energy industry and cross party MPs, there was concern about administrative issues with the scheme’s delivery.
  • The Government initially intended to extend the scheme but following issues with it, the Government reverted to the original end date and closed the scheme on 31 March 2021.
  • In response to the scheme’s closure, MPs and industry stakeholders have argued that the Government will need new policy to meet energy efficiency and decarbonisation targets.

A debate will be held in Westminster Hall on the Future of the Green Homes Grant Scheme on 27 May 2021, initiated by Philip Dunne MP.

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