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Monthly report released for Green Deal and ECO

The latest report on the Green Deal (GD) and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) present the latest statistics up to the end of July.

The Green Deal launched on 28 January 2013 in England and Wales and on 25 February in Scotland. ECO started on 1 January 2013 for Great Britain.

Key points from the report include:

· 58,124 GD Assessments were lodged up to the end of July (Chart 1), up from 44,479 at end of June. The 13,645 GD Assessments in July were similar to the number in June (13,517).

· There were 419 Green Deal Plans in the system for individual properties as at the end of July, compared to 306 at the end of June. Of these, 286 were ‘new’ Green Deal Plans, 132 had moved to ‘pending’ and one was ‘live’ (Chart 2).

· 7,461 Cashback vouchers had been issued to end of July. Of these, 4,256 Cashback vouchers had been paid (following installation of measures) up to the end of July with a value of £1,162,386 (Chart 3). The majority of vouchers paid to date were in June and virtually all have been for boiler replacements.

· £175 million worth of contracts had been let through ECO brokerage up to end of July compared to £145 million at the end of June (Chart 5)

· 79 Green Deal Providers had been authorised up to the end of July. 248 GD Assessor Organisations and the 2,129 GD Advisors they employ had been accredited up to the end of July (Chart 6).

Commenting on the Green Deal statistics update, WSP director David Symons said: “There are 25 million homes in the UK. If Green Deal Assessment rates continue at the same rate as the past three months it will take 160 years before every home in the UK is surveyed.  We all want the Green Deal to be a success so Government needs to think hard about how to up the assessment rate by a factor of ten.”

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