Rishi Sunak has announced a new Green Homes Grant with £2billion set aside to pay for home improvements.
That mean’s every household in the country can apply for a grant to pay for up to two thirds of green home improvements – up to £5,000.
For low-income homes the grant will cover the full amount up to £10,000.
The Chancellor says the new scheme will help support more than 100,000 jobs.
Mr Sunak says the vouchers, named the “Green Homes Grant,” would pay for “at least two-thirds” of green improvements in homes, and would help “unlock” work for thousands of plumbers, builders and other tradespeople.
Many families will receive vouchers of up to £5,000 for the energy-saving changes they wish to make in their homes, while households on a lower-income will be eligible for up to £10,000 in funding.
Homeowners will be able to pay for loft, wall and floor insulation, eco-friendly boilers, heat pumps, double or triple-glazed windows, low-energy lighting and energy-efficient doors.
The scheme will launch in September and could save households up to £300 a year on their bills.
The added work for tradespeople could support over 100,000 jobs, Mr Sunak says.