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Green Homes Grant scheme to insulate houses axed

Green Homes Grant scheme to insulate houses axed

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Getty ImagesA much-promoted grants programme to help UK householders insulate their homes is to be scrapped within days.The Green Homes Grant (GHG) reached just 10% of the 600,000 homes the chancellor promised would be improved.The scheme will be stopped on Wednesday and the cash allocated to a separate insulation fund run by councils.The £300m previously allocated for the GHG will now go into a programme administered by local authorities, targeted at lower income households.Don't raid home insulation scheme, MPs urge ministersGovernment home insulation programme criticisedGreen plan to upgrade homes was 'botched', say MPsSome 19 million homes in the UK need to be insulated or the emissions from gas boilers will wreck the UK's chances of achieving its climate change targets.But the GHG sch...