Scottish Parliament raises concerns over shoddy retrofit 6th June 2017

The Scottish Parliament has raised concerns over retrofit measures carried out under the Green Deal. Consumers typically took out a loan at a higher than bank rate interest in order to buy in measures sold to them as 'energy saving'. In effect consumers took out loans to pay to have their homes damaged. In some cases making them difficult to sell. As with the rest of the UK, members of the Scottish Parliament were unable to pin down effective redress systems to help those affected. Under CERT and CESP measures which have damaged a multitude (but unknown number) of properties and lives were mostly delivered for free. However in some cases repairs have run in to several thousand pounds.