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GDHIF re-opens 10th Dec ’14 – £24m for EWI

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 7, 2014

DECC has announced that the Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF) will re-open for applications on Wednesday 10 December at 9:00am. Full details of phase 2 of the scheme, can be found at:

Key Points for System Manufacturers / Installers:

There will be £30 million available until February 2015 with up to £24 million for SWI and up to £6 million for two other measures. The funding for SWI will be up to a maximum of £4,000 with a contribution of 33% required from the homeowner. There is still funding of £500 available for home buyers applying within
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British Gas Fined For CERT & CESP Failings

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 4, 2014

British Gas Penalised £11 Million

Ofgem have announced that the country’s biggest household provider, British Gas, is to pay £11.1 million for failing to meet key targets. The announcement comes just a week after power generators  Drax and InterGen were stripped of a record £39m sum for similar failures.

The watchdog said the latest penalty would benefit vulnerable customers after its investigation found British Gas missed its environmental obligations under the Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) and Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT).

Under CESP, energy suppliers and generators were required to deliver energy saving measures to households by the end of December 2012.

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GDHIF – Changes to Application & T&C’s

By: Rachael Doyle   •   December 1, 2014

The Insulated Render & Cladding Association have announced today that DECC has recently published updated Terms and Conditions for GDHIF Phase 2 which will reopen for applications shortly after additional funding of up to £100 million was announced earlier this year.


Funding rates and other scheme details will be confirmed by DECC in due course prior to the scheme reopening.

An important change comes to the application process for householders, who will now need to provide the following to complete an application:

Green Deal Advice Report or an Energy Performance Certificate which is less
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