Offiial data shows 43,166 houses have made green changes to their homes using the scheme as of early January, around 10 months after applications closed. In total, 76,600 vouchers for improvements have been issued. Environmental groups said the scheme had been a “failure” and “ill-conceived”, while the Green Party called it a “shambles from the start”.
Under the scheme, homeowners could get vouchers to partially or fully fund green improvements such as insulation, double or triple glazing and low-carbon heating such as heat pumps. The government said these measures could help households save up to £600 a year on energy bills.
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