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Green Deal - The UK's flagship energy efficiency scheme offers homes and businesses the chance to undertake building improvements at no upfront cost. Energy efficiency makeovers are then paid for through a levy on energy bills, but crucially the repayments have to be smaller than the financial savings that result from the improvement work.

Latest - Green Deal

Report highlights 'strong' economic case for national energy efficiency overhaul

Campaign group says making home insulation a national infrastructure priority would increase UK GDP by £14bn and create 108,000 jobs

Have your say 30 Oct 2014

Green Deal Finance Company says liquidation 'highly unlikely' as demand accelerates

Company confirms weekly demand for Green Deal plans has topped £2m for the first time, further fuelling hopes that refinancing package can be agreed

Have your say 29 Oct 2014

Updated: Advertising watchdog confirms Green Deal ads were 'misleading'

Government comes under fire for promising homeowners savings through energy efficiency scheme as new figures spark fears over Home Improvement Fund

Have your say 22 Oct 2014

Rescue talks continue as Green Deal Finance Company insists it is 'business as usual'

Company insists deadline to secure the future of Green Deal loan provider has not yet lapsed

Have your say 15 Oct 2014

Has the insulation industry reached Green Deal crisis point?

Industry insiders highlight a worrying trend of cutbacks across the energy efficiency sector after NWS became the latest installer to go bust

Have your say 14 Oct 2014

Ed Davey to offer £100m Green Deal energy efficiency boost

Announcement due at Lib Dem conference where party is due to vote on plans to back expansion of Gatwick Airport and pledge to ban coal power plants from 2025

Have your say 07 Oct 2014

Could an EU tax row scupper the Green Deal?

Andrew Warren warns that an imminent EU ruling on VAT charged on energy-saving products could have grave implications for the energy efficiency sector

Have your say 06 Oct 2014

Energy efficiency – From Cinderella to sweetheart?

Dave Sowden wonders whether the Conservatives and Liberal Democrats will match Labour’s Fairy Godmother offer

Have your say 26 Sep 2014

Is the Green Deal Finance Company really on the brink of collapse?

EXCLUSIVE: Industry sources slam government's handling of Green Deal, as leaked letter reveals finance company may face liquidation

Have your say 25 Sep 2014

Green Deal Finance Company warns investors it could be wound up

EXCLUSIVE: Green Investment Bank reluctant to provide further funding, leaving the government facing an October deadline to save its flagship energy efficiency scheme

Have your say 25 Sep 2014

MPs: Green Deal needs stamp duty discounts to drive home insulation

Energy and Climate Change Committee warns government that the Green Deal will continue to remain unattractive to most consumers without new incentives

Have your say 15 Sep 2014

Mark Group planning to cut 670 jobs due to energy efficiency policy u-turn

Improved momentum for Green Deal comes too late for Mark Group, as ECO cuts force leading insulation provider to launch redundancy programme

Have your say 05 Sep 2014

Advertising watchdog tears up government's 'misleading' Green Deal ads

ASA says DECC was wrong to claim energy efficiency policy would save consumers money and push up house prices

Have your say 27 Aug 2014

Government celebrates 'one of the biggest months' yet for domestic energy efficiency

Statistics suggest Green Deal scheme is starting to pick up steam with 20 per cent rise in live finance plans during last month

Have your say 22 Aug 2014

Are installers betting on Green Deal voucher payments?

Insulation companies say they have been forced to make redundancies because of late payments from Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Have your say 13 Aug 2014

Could Boris Johnson position himself as next 'green' Tory leader?

Mayor of London aims thinly veiled swipe at George Osborne's lack of support for the low carbon economy, arguing "you can have growth that is environmentally friendly"

Have your say 11 Aug 2014

Green Deal Finance Company reviews business model as it prepares for uncertain future

EXCLUSIVE: GDFC considers direct sales and marketing business model in a drive to increase energy efficiency installations

Have your say 01 Aug 2014

Are 'touts' responsible for the Green Deal voucher gold rush?

Energy-efficiency industry calls on government to launch probe into sudden closure of £120m Green Deal Home Improvement Fund

Have your say 28 Jul 2014

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