In July 2020, the government allocated £3 billion to reduce carbon emissions from current heating systems in 600,000 homes and public buildings. This included £1.5 billion to help property owners cover the cost of installing energy efficient measures, such as insulation or renewable heat systems. This voucher scheme, known as Green Homes Grant, started in September 2020 and will close for new applicants on 31 March 2021.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (the Department) contracted with a digital services company to develop an IT platform so people could apply for Green Homes Grant vouchers. This report will examine:
- The Green Home Grant’s design and objectives;
- The procurement of the contract for the Green Home Grant IT platform; and
- How the Green Home Grant has been managed and what has been achieved to date.