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UK households are in need of support for more energy efficient homes

Britain’s householders are not getting enough support for insulating their homes to cut back on energy expenses, as said by researchers. Other countries provide a lot more aid in terms of saving money, according to the UK Energy Research Centre.

They also state that the last reductions of energy efficiency schemes by the government are ridiculous, and work the other way round. However, the government intends to declare new policies linked to the long-postponed Clean Growth Plan in the near future. The measures would require drastic revamp to come close to the level of help for home improvements provided in other states.

At the moment in Britain anyone who’s not in the poorest fifth can hardly get help for home insulation. The country’s Green Deal scheme that issued loans at 7% interest fell flat.

In Germany householders can take loans at 0.75% interest, France gives their families €16,000 tax rebates for economizing energy, at the same time in Scotland it’s zero-interest loans.

UK Energy Research Centre points out that energy levies had an effect on bringing down payments up to 2012. If no policies are put in place, payments would rise to about £500 per year, which is more than they currently are, they add.

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