Comment on new report from the National Audit Office (NAO)
Published:09 September 2021
Commenting on a new report from the National Audit Office (NAO) finding that the Green Homes Grant “was not executed to an acceptable standard, significantly limiting its impact on job creation and carbon reduction”, Jess Ralston, Analyst at the Energy and Climate Intelligence Unit (ECIU) said:
“The sheer volume of applications to the Green Homes Grant – 160,000 during a pandemic – showed sky-high desire with more of us than ever looking to make home improvements post-pandemic.
“Locked out by poor administration and delivery, the NAO has delivered a key learning point for the Government in anticipation of a replacement scheme: proper preparation prevents poor performance. The upcoming heat and buildings strategy is the obvious stage to show that decision-makers have understood this and are poised to act on buildings ahead of COP; so now all eyes are on the strategy to get a handle on our unhealthy homes.”