The National Insulation Association is concerned that there are currently no plans in place to extend the Green Homes Cashback scheme past 31st March, meaning consumers will lose out and jobs could be lost in the insulation industry.

Wilson Shaw, chair of the NIA Scotland, said: "The Green Deal Cashback scheme which operates in England and Wales has been extended to the end of June by the Department of Energy & Climate Change with the sum available increased to £4,000 for solid wall insulation.

”However, it is understood that decisions have not yet been made on additional funding to support the continuation of the Green Homes Cashback Scheme in Scotland. This will mean that both consumers and our industry will be disadvantaged when the current scheme ends on 31st March 2014.