The Green Deal Home Improvement Fund closed on 24 July 2014, “due to overwhelming popular demand” and the £120m budget being fully allocated. Applications for £70m were made in the last few days before the fund was closed. This is now another example of short-notice changes in government policy on energy efficiency and renewables. Although much has been achieved by the policies when in place, the rapid changes have severely dented both business and consumer confidence. We need more stability and better leadership.
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The Green Deal scheme and finance remain available without the added benefit of the short-lived improvement fund.