The following Environment guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be subject to EU law. This has an impact on this content.
For further guidance, see Practice Note: Brexit—impact on environmental law and News Analysis: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources.
The Green Deal is a scheme, originally designed by the government, now backed by private investors, that enables landlords and tenants to make energy efficiency improvements to residential and commercial property funded through a ‘pay-as-you-save’ approach. Green Deal providers arrange low-cost finance for the improvements without having to pay any up-front costs. Instead, the costs of making the energy saving improvements are added to the energy bills at the property and paid off in instalments by the energy bill payer in line with the Golden Rule. The Green Deal Golden Rule is that the expected financial savings resulting from the energy efficiency measures must be equal to or greater than the costs attached to the energy bill. The burden of the repayments remains with the property, and therefore transfers to the new owner/occupier when a building is sold/let. The Green Deal is also complemented by the Energy
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