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Green Deal funding to end, government announces

The government has announced it is to cease funding for the Green Deal, spelling the end for its flagship energy household efficiency programme.

The scheme offers cashbacks and incentives on such things as double-glazing, insulation and boilers.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change said it took the decision to protect taxpayers, citing low take-up and concerns about industry standards.

Labour said ministers’ approach to energy efficiency had been a “failure”.

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