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Government Failure - green homes scheme branded as a ‘slam dunk fail’

Graham Watson

2nd December 2021

This is a savage indictment of inefficient policymaking, The Green Homes Scheme was intended to be a flagship scheme to foster environmentally-friendly home improvement.

The net result: the grants only upgraded about 47,500 homes out of the 600,000 originally planned. They also delivered a small fraction of the expected jobs.

The cost? According to the article: "a total of £50m or 16% of the total spend of £314m. This was a fraction of the £1.5bn budget promised to upgrade 600,000 homes. The scheme began operation in September 2020 but scrapped 6 months later.

Government failure, anyone?

Graham Watson

Graham Watson has taught Economics for over twenty years. He contributes to tutor2u, reads voraciously and is interested in all aspects of Teaching and Learning.

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