On the back of widespread criticism over the Green Deal and ECO Funding, the government has come out this week promising major reforms for both. What could this mean for the flagship energy efficiency schemes? Continue reading
The Green Deal, one of the government’s flagship reforms designed to bring energy efficiency to homes across Britain, has undergone more changes this week, according to National news sources. What will this mean for the Green Deal? Continue reading
This week an announcement was made on regulation plans for the governments Green Deal scheme. This has reformed the way the Green Deal will be regulated and should ensure fairer treatment under the scheme for its debtors. Continue reading
Despite the changes to ECO Funding people are still using it to save money on their fuel bills. These people include customers of London housing association RHP. What does this show about the viability of ECO Funding in a post rule change world? Continue reading
With London and Manchester remaining attractive to investors from further afield, buyers are turning to the Green Deal and Eco schemes to help fund further improvements to their properties and keep investment costs after purchase low.
Knight Frank LLP’s latest Global Development Insight report indicates that Chinese buyers are the most influential in the world’s prime markets for new housing. The report shows the top locations of overseas investment taking place in Sydney, London and Tokyo.
Chinese real-estate investors made a name for themselves abroad in 2013, picking up big-ticket projects from New York to London, and that momentum is poised to pick up this year.
Iain Brand, Joint Managing Director of Direct Property Group, based in Hong Kong comments:
“Chinese outbound commercial real-estate investment is estimated to exceed $10 billion this year, in 2012 it was $3.3 billion, according to data from Jones Lang LaSalle.”
“Hong Kong is still a key market for the Chinese, but trends in property investment are showing that the prime property locations in 2014 will be: Dubai, Shanghai, New York, London, Tokyo, Bangkok, Nairobi, Sydney and Monaco.”
Brand, of Direct Property Group, continues: “the recent economic environment has resulted in buyers being driven to safer locations where cities are seen to be more sheltered from economic unrest.”
The Knight Frank LLP survey also revealed that cities with perceived “world class” universities and schools were attractive to foreign investment.
While the London market continues to enjoy high demand, along with some of the world’s highest real-estate prices, many investors aren’t limiting themselves to those cities, and are looking to park their money in other markets in Asia Pacific and Europe.
Recent focus has been more transparent real-estate markets, and for Asia’s equivalent, that would be Singapore, Sydney and Hong Kong, but investors are also looking for assets in places such as Brussels, Poland and Germany.
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Green Deal Hub has discovered this week that residents in the ward of Jaywick are appealing to the Minister of State for Energy due to their dissatisfaction over the new ECO Funding rules. What does this say about the way the British public is reacting to the rule changes? Continue reading
Southampton City Council has indicated this week that they are to go ahead with a city wide energy efficiency programme. This is in spite of the government watering down its flagship ECO Funding energy efficiency scheme. Continue reading
News has emerged this week that UK energy giant British Gas has decided to abandon an insulation scheme it set in place under its ECO Funding obligations. What does this tell us about ECO Funding as we head into 2014? Continue reading
News has been released this week that energy company Scottish Power has acted to cut consumer energy bills. This comes on the back of the government’s promise to cut Green Deal Levvies. Continue reading
Figures released last month suggest that the government’s ECO Funding initiative is leading the charge in energy efficiency installation measures across the country. ECO Funding has seen more results than any other type of Green initiative the government has championed.