Green Deal has cost more than 16m

The Green Deal has cost the government more than £16 million since April 2011, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (Decc) has revealed.

Responding to a Freedom of Information request from Utility Week, Decc said marketing and administration costs of the flagship energy efficiency programme between April 2011 and the end of July 2013 were £16.4 million.

A total of £12.68 million has been spent on departmental administration expenditure, while Decc spent £3.73 on marketing campaigns.

For this financial year (2013/14) Decc has budgeted £5.22 million for administrative costs.

The department added that “no decision has been taken on further marketing spend”.

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