New ‘Great British Insulation Scheme’ Could be Announced Before Winter

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Prime minister Boris Johnson has reportedly told ministers to divert more than £1 billion from existing government programmes to fund a new insulation scheme for low-income households.

The Times reports that the government is looking to implement the new scheme before winter to help the most vulnerable households, amid energy price rises and the escalating cost of living crisis. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.