Green Homes Grant Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 8th September 2020.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure the quality of work undertaken under the Green Homes Grant scheme is consistent with that carried out under the Energy Company Obligation scheme; and who will monitor that work.

Photo of Kwasi Kwarteng Kwasi Kwarteng The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

The requirements for works carried out under the Green Homes Grant scheme are in line with those carried out under the Energy Company Obligation scheme and must be to Publicly Available Specification 2030 standards. Tradespeople must be registered with TrustMark, and certified with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) where installing heating measures. Under TrustMark and MCS, installer organisations have their work regularly inspected to ensure that works achieve consistent quality.

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