Out with the old and in with the new (saving the government just over £1 billion)

Barry White (sourced from Byline Times)

Just days before COP 26 opened in Glasgow, Chancellor Rishi Sunak quietly cut hundreds of millions of pounds of Treasury investment helping households to become more environmentally friendly. Some £1.5 billion was put aside by the Treasury last year for an ambitious programme to subsidise the insulation of 600,000 homes under the ‘Green Grant’ scheme. But, as the National Audit Office revealed in September https://www.nao.org.uk/report/green-homes-grant/ the scheme collapsed after the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) contracted out the administration of the vouchers (worth up to £10,000 for low income families) to a US company, ICF, a US global consulting and technology company.

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