The Green Deal is doomed to fail unless it fully engages with the UK's 135,000 heating installers according to the Heating & Hotwater Industry Council.

“The numbers don’t lie. A few hundred live Green Deals when 10,000 were promised; just 2% of firms have so far installed Green Deal heating measures and only 8500 boilers have been fitted using Green Deal finance or cashback schemes.”

“We stand ready to help the Department for Energy & Climate Change make Green Deal a success but they need to listen to the industry and use small installer firms to get the job done.”