Householders can now apply for up to £10,000 for green improvements

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.

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