IT’S ALL CHANGE AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2018 !
This means that there will be a large group of people who qualify for a Grant now, that won’t from September.
The Government Home Insulation Grant Scheme is changing again on 1/9/18. In some ways it is an improvement over the current scheme, but other aspects have got a whole lot worse
At the moment there are 2 types of Grant
The Standard Grant – Everyone qualifies for this Grant (even Richard Branson)
The Enhanced Grant – this Grant is only available to those on some form of benefit, such as Child Tax Credit, Working Tax Credit, Universal Credit etc
On 1st September 2018 the qualification for the Enhanced Grant will be broadened, e.g. you will qualify if you are in receipt of Child Benefit (Family Allowance) – so you will not need a Tax Credit factor, but just a child under the age of 17. DLA/PIP will also qualify from 1/9/18
However, the Standard Grant will be withdrawn. This means that there will be a large group of people who qualify for a Grant now but won’t qualify for any Grant funding from September 2018.
So, let’s use Cavity Wall Insulation as an example, to show what impact these changes will actually have.
At the moment everyone qualifies for the Standard Grant for Cavity Wall Insulation, and if you live in a 3 bed semi-detached house, the maximum that you would have to pay today towards the cost would be no more than £100. From September you will have to pay the full cost – and that’s £600 – £900 (depending on the size of the property) unless you qualify for the new “Enhanced Grant.
Cavity Wall Insulation is by far the biggest winner under the existing scheme. In most cases it is free (including for those who are NOT on benefits) The quality control aspects have improved massively. Click here to find out more about the free Government Grants for Cavity Wall Insulation.
Loft Insulation is by far the biggest loser under this scheme, especially for those with no insulation in their loft. If you have between 50mm ( 2 inches) and 100mm (4 inches) you will probably be a little better off. To get all the facts and figures Click here to get the full story about the new Loft Insulation Goverment Grant scheme.