To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Answer of 27 April 2021 to Question 183114, when he plans to publish the details of his Department’s plans for a replacement of the Green Homes Grant Scheme in order to decarbonise homes in line with the Climate Change Committee’s advice on the Sixth Carbon Budget; and if he will take into account the findings of IPSOS Mori’s evaluation of the Green Homes Grant in developing that scheme.
11 June 2021
Since the Green Homes Grant Vouchers scheme closed to new applications on 31 March 2021, we have refocussed efforts and funding on alternative approaches to maximise the delivery of home retrofits for those most in need.
This is through expanding the funding commitment for both the Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund and the Local Authority Delivery element of the Green Homes Grant scheme with £300 million of new funding in financial year 21/22.
We plan to publish the Heat and Buildings Strategy in due course, which will set out our approach for reducing emissions from buildings, both in terms of action over the coming decade and our longer-term strategic approach to 2050.
Any decisions about future funding are a matter for the spending review. We will, of course reflect on lessons learned from the closure of Green Homes Grant Vouchers.