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Not A Single UK Household Has Completed Green Deal, Figures Show

Adam Vaughan and Fiona Harvey, The Guardian

Five months after its launch, not a single household in the UK has completed the process of making their home more energy efficient under the government’s flagship green deal, according to figures released on Thursday.

Nearly 40,000 assessments – in which experts visit properties to see what measures would best be undertaken – have been carried out, but only four households are registered in the system as finalising green deal plans, whereby works are installed and paid for by the scheme’s financing. A further 241 households have confirmed they would like to proceed with financing.

But not a single household has what is known as a “live” green deal plan, where the works have been undertaken and details of the repayments on electricity bills have been passed to its energy supplier. The figures include data up to 16 June.

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