A £2 billion fund that will provide grants of up to £5,000 for homeowners and landlords to make their homes more energy efficient. The poorest households will have a larger grant of £10,000.


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The most vulnerable households will get up to £10,000 to help make their houses more environmentally friendly.

Rishi Sunak said the government will provide extra work for plumbers, builders and tradesmen to help the economy recover.

The Chancellor said: “From September, homeowners and landlords will be able to apply for vouchers to make their homes more energy efficient and create local jobs.

“The grants will cover at least two thirds of the cost, up to £5,000 per household.

“And for low income households, we’ll go even further with vouchers covering the full cost – up to £10,000.”

What can the money be spent on?

Homeowners will be able to use the money on loft, wall and floor insulation, eco-friendly boilers, heat pumps, double or triple-glazed ­windows, low-energy lighting and energy-efficient doors.

Brits will be able to access a website from September with various options for making their home more energy efficient.

There will also be a list of accredited suppliers on the website, which the government says will create work for tradesmen.

Rishi Sunak said the scheme could save Brits £300 a year on their energy bills.

The Government will cover at least two thirds of the cost that homeowners in England spend on green upgrades.

Those on the lowest incomes will not have to pay anything.


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