DIY firms allowed to send staff into homes and push their own products in Green Deal scheme

Robert Watts
Telegraph

The DIY giant is one of a number of businesses set to reap multi-million profits from the new Green Deal, which will see homeowners borrow up to £10,000 to fit boilers, insulation, double-glazing, doors and other eco-friendly features.

However, there will be fears that private sector energy assessors employed by B&Q and other firms may exaggerate the measures needed in the property to maximise their profits.

These green assessors are also under no obligation to offer homeowners any products other than those sold by their company.

Although the Green Deal is set to be launched in October, The Sunday Telegraph has today revealed that opposition is growing amongst Tory ministers.

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