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Green Homes Grant Scheme

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL11621, tabled on 17 December 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress in increasing the number of businesses which are TrustMark registered and certified to install insulation measures in park homes under the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme; and what steps they are taking to ensure an appropriate geographic distribution of such registered and certified businesses to enable comprehensive access to their services.

Answered on

4 January 2021

Over the last two months, we have seen a 350% increase in the number of TrustMark registered park homes installers, with respect to the figure stated in the answer given by my Hon. Friend the Minister of State for Business, Energy and Clean Growth to my Hon. Friend the Member for Christchurch on 23rd October 2020 to Question 106216.

BEIS officials have been working with the park homes industry, United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and TrustMark to clarify what is required and encourage businesses to obtain Publicly Available Specification (PAS) certification to install insulation in park homes, and register as an installer for the Green Homes Grant.

As part of the £6.9 million Green Homes Grant Skills Competition, we have taken steps to ensure comprehensive access to training for measures offered under the scheme, including for park homes. This includes ensuring good coverage of training providers, as well as retrofit coordinators and assessors required to support park home retrofits, across all regions in England.