It was originally supposed to be launched in the autumn, but the Government has now announced plans to delay the launch of the non-domestic side of its flagship Green Deal initiative.
Instead of launching the Green Deal for both domestic and non-domestic buildings simultaneously in October, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) now wants to phase in the roll out of the non-domestic side of the revolutionary insulation scheme.
According to a DECC spokesperson it’s likely that the non-domestic side of the Green Deal will be rolled out shortly after the launch of the domestic side. The delay, the spokesperson claims, is due to the the complexity of the area and the need to make sure they get it right. DECC says the decision was made as a result of feedback from companies set to be involved in the Green Deal who have raised concerns about the complex nature of the non-domestic side of the scheme.
“We are discussing how best to do this with industry, who are telling us they support our decision to have a managed introduction of the Green Deal to ensure its success from day one,” said the spokesperson.
“It is probable; however, that many small businesses will be able to take part in the domestic scheme.”
The latest developments follow the recent intervention of Prime Minister David Cameron, who earlier in the week decided to scrap controversial new regulations that proposed the implementation of extra energy efficient measures for homeowners undertaking certain home improvements.