Local Authorities across the country are to receive a share of £88 million to help deliver the government's Green Deal home energy efficiency improvement programme.

The scheme will be rolled out on a street-by-street basis and will aim to help around 32,000 households install energy efficiency home improvements like solid wall insulation and new heating systems so they have warm, more energy efficient homes and better control of their energy bills.

Minister for Energy, Greg Barker said: “Properties across the country are leaking hundreds of pounds every year through faulty boilers, draughty windows and insufficient insulation. By installing energy saving improvements we can help thousands of hard pressed consumers save energy and lower their bills.

This is why we’ve quadrupled the Green Deal Communities funding, so that Local Authorities can help many more people benefit from these improvements.

A total of 24 Local Authorities will be offered a share of £88 million under the Green Deal Communities scheme.