Following the closure of the GDHIF scheme on 24th July, Wetherby’s industry trade associations INCA & NIA have submitted proposals to DECC on work they should carry out to verify the authenticity of vouchers applied.
They have also requested that DECC identify the likely level of voucher redemptions in order to identify how much of the £120m applied for is not going to be spent, so that the scheme can re-open as soon as possible.
These proposals included changes to the scheme design and rules to avoid some of the issues and problems that have been experienced to date.
- Following initial meetings, DECC kicked off a significant telephone interview exercise last week amongst householders who had applied for vouchers to identify their likelihood to proceed with the works and redeem the vouchers.
- A further update on the telephone interviews and other activities to verify vouchers and redemption levels from DECC is expected later this week.