Green Homes Grant Scheme and Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund

Department for Energy Security and Net Zero written question – answered on 5 June 2023.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Shadow Minister (Climate Change and Net Zero)

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, what estimate he has made of a) the number of FTE jobs needed to deliver upgrades funded by the (a) Green Homes Grants and (b) Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund; and what estimate he has made of the capacity of the industry to deliver the funded measures.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Minister of State (Department for Energy Security and Net Zero)

For work carried out under Government schemes, installers are required to be TrustMark registered, as well as PAS certified for energy efficiency measures and MCS certified for low carbon heating measures. According to the data held by TrustMark, the number of registered installers eligible to participate on the Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme increased from around 455 when the scheme was first announced in summer 2020 to around 1496 by May 2021. In April 2023, there were 1915 TrustMark businesses across the UK which were certified to PAS or MCS standards.

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