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Data released today shows that a maximum of 95,748 households will benefit from Green Homes Grant vouchers - less than one sixth of the initial projected 600,000 homes.

Commenting on the data, TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady said:

"The Green Homes Grant was an opportunity to create thousands of decent jobs in making our homes warmer and greener. 

"But at the current rate, it will take two centuries to reach all English homes.

“Local councils have shown they can retrofit more homes - and faster than private companies. The government's Buildings and Heat Strategy, due out imminently, should learn these lessons and give local councils the resources to create more jobs and make all our homes warmer and greener."

Editors note

- The ONS statistics are available at:

- The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together the 5.5 million working people who make up our 48 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living. 

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