Extend Green Homes Grant deadline

Extend Green Homes Grant deadline

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Kathleen Harper started this petition to The Government

The Green Homes Grant sounds like a great idea but try to apply for one and see how far you get. The grant could be a wonderful way to save fuel, to cut emissions and to fight climate change. It could save families money and keep them warm. But the lack of approved installers, the long wait for a survey if you do manage to find a contractor and the March 31, 2021 deadline to get all of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 work finished is too early. If the work isn’t completed by the present deadline, the grant voucher is invalidated and the applicant pays for everything with no help at all from the government. Add a month long lockdown in the middle of it all and you are facing a huge risk. A successful application becomes almost impossible.

There are simply not enough approved people to do the surveys and the work. In some cases planning permission will be required. That is time consuming. The lockdown means that everything will slow down. Brexit is looming and there is no guarantee that supplies of the required building materials will be available. Shorten the schedule by a month long lockdown (20% of the time left until the deadline) and the situation becomes hopeless.

if the government intends the Green Homes Grant to be more than a pointless PR exercise, EXTEND THE DEADLINE!

 

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