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CBI calls for Green Deal detail to ensure success

The government’s Green Deal risks failing to attract businesses unless it provides greater clarity on how it will be financed and promoted, the CBI has said.

The deal will allow people to take out loans to improve their insulation, heating and lighting, which will be attached to the property and paid back through savings made on energy bills.

However, a new CBI survey shows that three-quarters of the public do not even consider the energy efficiency of a property when buying or renting a home.

The government clearly needs to do more to get consumers to buy into the concept, says the CBI in its new report A Real Deal? Making the Green Deal Work.