Green Deal assessments on the up

According to government figures, assessments lodged under The Green Deal Scheme hit 18,816 by the end of April, up from 9,294 in March and compared with 1,729 in February.

With momentum growing in assessments, the number of businesses offering Green Deal services is also growing fast.

The Green Deal was launched in England and Wales on 28 January 2013 and in Scotland on 25 February.

In the article Green Deal assessments more than double in April for edie.net, Leigh Stringer considers the figures versus the concerns.

Commenting on the figures, Energy and Climate Change Minister Greg Barker said it is still early days for this ‘long term initiative‘ but the figures show a ‘clear sign‘ of growing interest from consumers and that ‘The Green Deal market is showing healthy signs of growth’.  However, despite the rise in assessments there are those who remain concerned.

The scheme has come in for a slew of criticism, before and after its launch, especially for its high interest rates and lack of marketing.  This has led to the government calling on industry to add momentum to the scheme.

Despite all the criticism, the scheme is growing significantly.  This is most definitely a scheme to watch…

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