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Households offered up to £7,300 each to cut emissions

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Environment and also in Housing

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Households will soon be able to apply for up to £7,300 each through a new phase of the Scottish government’s Green Homes Cashback scheme.

The £15 million initiative will provide funding to households towards the cost of installing energy efficiency measures, such as insulation and boiler upgrades that have been recommended on a green deal assessment report.

From June, funding will be available for individual householders, with private and social landlords and their tenants all eligible to apply.

Announcing the additional funding, Minister for Energy Fergus Ewing said: “Scotland is outperforming the UK in the delivery of home energy efficiency measures that is saving households money.

"This new and more intensive phase of Green Homes Cashback will make a real difference to people across the country, saving money on fuel bills and helping to cut emissions.

The announcement has been welcomed by the head of the National Insulation Association, Neil Marshall, who said: “The NIA welcomes the new £15m scheme being introduced by the Scottish government today and its continued commitment to supporting insulation companies in Scotland and to helping households to address the cost of living by installing more insulation measures which will deliver long terms sustainable savings on energy bills."

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