People in Clare who are planning to energy retrofit their home have more incentives now than ever to get the work carried out, following the Budget.
That’s according to Labour’s Michael McNamara, who said the new Home Improvement Scheme, which incentivises homeowners to spend money on their own home by offering them a tax break of 13.5 per cent, will also apply to investment in energy savings. The Better Energy Grant Scheme has also been expanded in the Budget.
Deputy McNamara added that the Home Improvement Scheme has been fast-tracked this week, so that householders and local construction workers can reap the benefits of it immediately.
“For people in Clare, it means that if you energy retrofit your home with measures such as draught proofing, roof insulation, or a new boiler, you may avail of the 13.5 per cent tax rebate on home improvements that was announced in the Budget.
“This move will encourage people to improve the energy efficiency of their own home while also making it easier for them to improve the quality of their properties,” he said.

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