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What is ECO funding?

ECO stands for Energy Company Obligation. It is a piece of government legislation that runs alongside the new Green Deal scheme and is designed to help low-income and vulnerable households install energy saving improvements to their homes. ECO Funding can cover costly improvements that would not otherwise come under the Green Deal golden rule, which states that the amount being …

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£125m Green Deal cashback scheme opens

“Energy saving has never been so attractive” – that’s the message from Edward Davey today as he announced the Green Deal Cashback Scheme is open, with hundreds of pounds of cash available to householders in England and Wales who make energy saving home improvements. Householders who use the Green Deal to make improvements such as loft insulation, solid wall insulation …

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Government Green Deal cashback scheme announced

Government Green Deal ‘cashback’ scheme announced. It’s ‘first come, first served’, so apply now. Property assessments are currently being booked for December onwards. Register your interest now to help ensure measures are carried out as early as possible. Households taking up the offer should be saving money on their energy bills within two years, as new government policies come into force, …

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Government proposals to ensure better deal for energy consumers

Millions of households to be moved to better energy deals, with suppliers limited to four tariffs per fuel type, and customers moved off poor-value ‘dead tariffs’ Proposals to ensure that all households are on the best deal for their gas and electricity as soon as possible were published by the Government today. Households across the country are facing a tough …

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£500k Government grant on offer for musicians

Government-backed body Arts Council England has today opened the ‘music industry talent development fund’ to applicants. The successful applicant will be tasked with delivering £500,000 over two years to early to mid-career pop musicians. The Council said it would “pilot a talent development scheme which will provide support to outstanding emerging artists to develop their potential in the commercial music …

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How to get a website grant

If you are hoping to qualify for a website grant or funding for your web site, your site will have to successfully fulfil a number of criteria. First of all it will need to prove itself financially sustainable in the long run, this means that its ongoing expenses for years to come need to be covered. You will need to …

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Edward Davey responds to inaccuracies in Times article of 12 October

Neither I nor anyone in government wants to avoid our legally binding targets to cut the UK’s carbon emissions. (‘Dash for gas to take heat off fuel prices’, 12 October). The opposite is in fact the case – I am making the case in Government for a new, interim target to limit carbon emissions from the electricity sector by 2030 …

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Green Deal – Green Light

Greg Barker visited Birmingham this afternoon, to congratulate the City Council and Carillion Energy Services on the announcement of its Green Deal delivery partnership. Birmingham is the first local authority in the country to appoint a delivery partner for the Green Deal. In an announcement last month, DECC awarded £2.6m to the City Council to help kick start Green Deal …

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A better energy deal

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey today set out measures to help ensure that energy consumers are treated fairly and make it easier for households get a better deal for their gas and electricity, including: New powers for Ofgem. Ofgem will be able to require companies who have breached licence conditions to compensate consumers who have lost out directly, …

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Business Start Up loans

Small Business Grants

Support Type: Loan Support Type: Finance Description:    Start Up loans are aimed at entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 24 and living in England who are looking for finance to start a business. The Start Up loan is a personal loan. The amount that you can borrow will be agreed between yourself and the delivery partner. However the average loan size will …

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