Green At The The Gills At Green Homes Gaffes

John Agnew, GGF Managing Director

The GGF has written to the Government to express how sick it feels at the 'failure' of the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

In letters to the respective departments, BEIS (Business Energy and Industrial Strategy) and MHCLG (Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government), the Glass and Glazing Federation highlighted the problems with the scheme including:

  • Restricting the scheme to single glazing upgrades only – when there’s an estimated 20 million homes with pre-2002 inefficient double glazing.

  • Limiting the scheme to companies who are accredited to PAS 2030.

  • Targeting just 600,000 homes in the scheme, approximately only 3% of the overall retrofit market.


 “After the impact on our industry because of Covid followed by damage caused by the Chancellor’s statement a month before the scheme details were released, our industry deserves and expects better support from Government.”

– John Agnew 

Managing Director, GGF



“The GGF has received many complaints from angry and disappointed members following the unveiling of the scheme’s details," continued the GGF's Agnew. "The vast majorities of companies don’t qualify for the scheme and even if they went down the route to achieving PAS 2030, it will take time and money and doesn’t guarantee the work."



The GGF is continuing communication with both BEIS and MHCLG on several work streams including the “Road to Recovery” Repair Maintenance and Improvement (RMI), Brexit and Fire Safety. GGF members will be fully informed when any new information becomes available.

Picture: John Agnew, GGF Managing Director

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
19th August 2020


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