Applications for £10k home improvement vouchers start this week

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Brits will be able to apply for a home improvement voucher worth up to £10,000 this week.

The Government's new Green Home Energy Grant scheme is set to be issued on Wednesday.

It will provide vouchers worth up to £5,000 or £10,000 to help Brits cover the cost of making energy efficient improvements to their homes.

Such improvements could include insulating your home to reduce your energy use, or installing low carbon heating to lower the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by your home.

The scheme should cover two thirds of the cost of qualifying energy efficiency or low carbon heating improvements to any household, with homeowners footing just one third of the measures.

Low income households will be eligible to receive vouchers covering 100% of the cost of improvements, up to a maximum value of £10,000.

The voucher cannot be used to help pay for works carried out prior to the voucher being issued, or to replace insulation and low carbon heating measures already installed in your home.

You must redeem the voucher and ensure improvements are completed by March 31, 2021.

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Tom Parker, consumer spokesman at Zoopla, said: “As we become more environmentally conscious, The Green Homes Energy Grant is a great way to lessen our impact on the planet by improving the energy efficiency of our homes, while saving money on energy bills.

“The good news is there is a host of options that homeowners and landlords can implement that are eligible for a grant – from improved insulation to secondary or double glazing, though to biomass boilers and air source heat pumps.”

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Data revealed to the Sun by property portal Zoopla showed up to 220,000 homes in England have an EPC rating of G – the lowest score on the energy efficiency scale.

Energy efficiency and low carbon heat improvements could help you save “hundreds of pounds off energy bills every year”, according to business and energy secretary Alok Sharma.

Find a full list of benefits here.

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