Green Homes Grant Scheme

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 4th December 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 plans he has to record the tenure of the properties that use the Green Homes Grant.

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

The following information relating to the tenure type of the property is collected through the application process of the Green Homes Grant (GHG) Voucher Scheme.

Property owner:

  • Owner-occupier
  • Landlord

If the property is owned by a landlord, the following information is also collected:

  • Individual (whether sole or in a group)
  • Trustee
  • Corporate entity (including company, LLP, CIC, Corporation sole)
  • Overseas companies
  • Charities

As part of the application process for the Voucher Scheme, we do not ask landlords to declare if they let their property to private residential or social tenants. Therefore we are unable to provide information on the tenure types of landlord-let properties.

Similarly, for the Local Authority Delivery (LAD) element of the GHG, applications for funding under Phase 1 of the scheme do not require local authorities to submit specific details on the types of properties they plan to upgrade. However, it is a requirement of the scheme that local authorities will submit regular GHG LAD data reports to the Household Energy Efficiency Statistics team throughout the project delivery period, and these will include data on property tenures of the homes they are working to upgrade.

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