Budget may incorporate home insulation scheme

A national home insulation scheme, which would cut energy bills and revive the ailing construction industry, could form part of next month’s budget.

13th September, 2008

A national home insulation scheme, which would cut energy bills and revive the ailing construction industry, could form part of next month’s budget.

Measures to increase fuel allowances for low-income groups and social welfare recipients are also under discussion.

It is understood that a government cash injection of between €20million and €30 million for the first year of the insulation scheme is being examined by Brian Lenihan, the Minister for Finance.

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