Industry body calls for tax changes to boost green retrofits

A report by the UK Green Building Council has called for incentives including reduced council tax bills or stamp duty to encourage up to 1.5 million home energy retrofits each year and boost the government’s Green Deal programme, reports the Solar Power Portal.

The report, Retrofit Incentives: Boosting the take-up of energy efficiency measures in domestic properties, says that such measures would contribute hundreds of millions of pounds to the UK economy each year, as well as reducing emissions from buildings.

The report follows statistics released last month showing the government’s Green Deal aimed at increasing energy efficiency, has received a poor response.

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