Builders give Green Deal ‘must try harder’ report card

January 23, 2014 4:22 pm

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The Green Deal has been given a lukewarm verdict, scoring just two out of five in a one-year anniversary “report card” from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), which says the Government must try harder to broaden the appeal of its flagship energy-efficiency policy.

Brian Berry, FMB Chief Executive, says: “It’s clear that the Green Deal simply has not achieved the desired results in its first full year, with the majority of SME installers and home owners failing to engage and the financial package underpinning the scheme proving unattractive to most consumers. Our report card shows that the main problem the Green Deal faces is that consumers are not interested because of the limited appeal of the financial incentives currently being offered. This in turn means that most small local builders are reluctant to spend their time and money becoming certified Green Deal installers, when the potential customer base is really still in its infancy.”

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