Protection for Green Deal customers
The Green Deal is government regulated so that customers get a fair deal from the scheme, with rules laid out for all parties to follow.
The DECC have said that any Green Deal package must adhere to the following rules:
- The expected financial savings must be equal to or greater than the costs attached to the energy bill, known as “the golden rule” of the Green Deal.
- The measures installed must have been recommended for that property by an accredited, objective Green Deal Adviser who has carried out an assessment.
- The measures must be installed by an accredited Green Deal installer.
- For householders, the Green Deal Provider must give appropriate advice within the terms of the Consumer Credit Act and take account of the individual circumstances of the applicant.
- The Green Deal Provider must have consent from the relevant parties, including the express consent of the current energy bill-payer.
- The presence of a Green Deal must be properly disclosed to subsequent bill payers (e.g. new owners or tenants) alongside energy performance information.
- Energy suppliers must collect the Green Deal charge and pass it on within the existing regulatory safeguards for collecting energy bill payments – including protections for vulnerable consumers.
- What is the Green Deal?
- The Energy Bill introduced to Parliament on 8 December 2010 includes provision for the new 'Green Deal', which is intended to revolutionise the energy efficiency of British properties. The Government is establishing a framework to enable private firms to offer consumers energy efficiency improvements to their homes, community spaces and businesses at no upfront cost, and to recoup payments through a charge in instalments on the energy bill.
- How much will be made available via Green Deal Finance & Green Deal Grants?
- Originally, the government suggested that around £6,500 will be available per home. However, the coalition government have hinted at that figure rising to around £10,000. Nothing is confirmed however, a home will only receive what is needed to sufficiently improve the energy efficiency.
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