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Working in partnership with Nottingham City Homes, Melius Homes are delivering the first Energiesprong project in the UK.
Energiesprong is a transformational approach to delivering better homes.
Listen to what one of the residents said about the scheme when interviewed by
BBC East Midlands.
Giving home energy efficiency a Stamp Duty nudge
Unless we create real consumer demand for home energy improvements all other policy initiatives will be either very expensive or require strong (and brave) legislation. An alternative / precursor could be a behavioural nudge at a critical decision point (a house purchase) with the specific intent to influence purchase price.
Nudging Stamp Duty up / down based on the homes energy rating can be revenue neutral to HM Treasury, and it can be introduced progressively to avoid a backlash. Nearly all the mechanisms already exist.
The deeper you probe the better it looks.