The failure of the Green Homes Grant Scheme highlights the need for a long-term strategy to green the nations homes, says the Federation of Master Builders in response to the National Audit Office’s report on the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), said: “Today’s report from the National Audit Office on the performance of the Green Homes Grant scheme, is sadly unsurprising in its damning conclusions. Members of the FMB who are local, small builders, ideally placed to deliver green upgrades to people’s homes, found the system overly complex, and of the 200 companies who expressed an interest, just three went on to become accredited. We need the Government to back a long-term retrofit strategy, to give installers confidence to train and certainty that the rug won’t be pulled from under them.”