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Eight out of ten intend to go ahead with Green Deal work

According to a new government report, 81 per cent of householders how have been assessed for work under the Green Deal are planning to have at least one measure fitted.

The Green Deal is a government-backed initiative which aims to give people access to funding in order to make their properties more energy efficient, such as fitting insulation.

However, to saw it has been a failure since its launch earlier this year would be a massive understatement.

So far just 133 homes are signed up to the scheme after more than 58,000 assessments, but this new study suggests that numbers will rise sharply over the remainder of this year.

Some 78 per cent of the 500 questioned said they found their Green Deal assessment useful, 82 per cent have confidence in the recommendations made and 72 per cent are willing to recommend the scheme to their friend and family.

Energy and climate change secretary Ed Davey said: "It's clear that Green Deal assessments are helping people to make their homes more energy efficient. This is hugely encouraging and exactly what the Green Deal is designed to do."

Posted by Rachel Jenkins