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Tradespeople who want to deliver home improvement work under the £2bn Green Homes Grant must register for the government’s TrustMark accreditation, amid fears that the scheme could attract cowboy operators.
The scheme, announced by the government in the wake of the
coronavirus pandemic, will see the state fund up to two thirds of the cost of
home improvements of over 600,000 homes. Households on low income can receive
vouchers covering 100% of the cost of the improvements, up to a maximum of
But there were concerns that a sudden rush in demand for
home improvement work including the insulation of walls, floors and roofs, and the
installation of low-carbon heating, like heat pumps or solar thermal could lead
to a decline in quality.
Now the government has announced that tradespeople must
register for TrustMark accreditation to take part
Business and energy secretary Alok Sharma said: “Green home improvements will save people money on their energy bills, help to cut carbon emissions, and create new work for many thousands of builders, plumbers and other tradespeople.
“Our TrustMark scheme will guarantee that building work is
completed to a high standard by accredited tradespeople, ensuring consumers are