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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.

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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

Government closes Green Deal Home Improvement Fund following surge in demand

Overwhelming demand for incentives from £120m fund forces government to bring an immediate end to popular scheme

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

Green Deal Finance Company surges past £1m a week milestone

Latest figures show applications for Green Deal plans have risen 166 per cent since the start of the year

Have your say 25 Jul 2014

Government trims Green Deal home improvement incentives as scheme passes £50m milestone

Government reports 12,200 applications have been received by Green Deal energy efficiency incentive scheme

Have your say 23 Jul 2014

Government hits back in 'zero carbon' homes row

Minister rejects claims government is watering down zero carbon homes standard as new proposals are published

Have your say 09 Jul 2014

Up to 600 jobs at risk at leading insulation company

EXCLUSIVE: Domestic & General Insulation withdraws from energy efficiency market, saying it has struggled to adapt to sweeping market changes

Have your say 04 Jul 2014

£8.5m handed out in first two weeks of Green Deal cashback scheme

Industry figures show energy efficiency scheme is building on early success

Have your say 26 Jun 2014

Over £2.6m dished out as Green Deal cashback scheme gets off to flying start

Government reports a surge in interest in energy efficiency scheme following last week's launch of new cash incentive

Have your say 19 Jun 2014

Thousands of pounds up for grabs, as government launches latest Green Deal cash incentives

Green Deal Home Improvement Fund launches with promise of up to £7,600 towards the cost of energy efficiency upgrades

Have your say 10 Jun 2014

Green Deal Finance Company downplays compensation risks after advertising blunder

Advertising Standard Authority upholds complaints over claims that Green Deal Finance Loans are cheapest on market

Have your say 21 May 2014

Government hails 'reasonable growth' for Green Deal as number of plans jumps 20 per cent

But latest figures reveal only 2,439 households had Green Deal plans in progress at the end of April

Have your say 20 May 2014

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