The GDFC has officially started issuing loans again under the new owners led by Killian Pender who states: “We are extremely pleased to announce the relaunch of the Green Deal scheme and Green Deal loans. Since acquiring the business in January, we have received a very significant amount of support from government, energy efficient focused organisations, manufacturers and installer organisations amongst others, all of whom are eager to see the scheme continue where it left off and build further momentum.”
To start with the scheme is limited to a select number of Green Deal Providers (GDPs) and installers whilst it goes through its soft launch phase, but it is expected for other GDPs to be joining the scheme later in the year when in undergoes its full launch and rebranding.
Momentum has started rolling over the past few weeks as green deal plans have been produced and installs have taken place under the new scheme. This is for the first time since the scheme was axed by the government back in July 2015, blaming low take up and concerns about industry standards. The new GDFC will be keen to avoid the same issues arising again as the scheme gets its second chance for success. The full launch is expected towards the end of 2017.