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Green Deal scheme loses heating installer

Energy-efficiency specialist Green Heat has announced it is to “uncouple” from the Green Deal as a heating installer.

In an open letter to the Prime Minister, founder and managing director Peter Thom explained that the scheme’s changing qualification criteria and prohibitive costs had left customers and installers frustrated, confused and misled.

“I have been one of the greatest supporters of this flagship initiative,” said Mr Thom. “We have tried very hard to make it work over the past two years, but despite regularly raising our concerns there is still too much red tape that prevents smaller installers like us from delivering the improvements our customers can benefit from.”

In his letter Mr Thom said the scheme was meant to be easily accessible to all, but a seemingly endless round of further training, assessments, inspections and surveillances of boiler installations have been a cost to his business.

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