Job losses in the insulation industry

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-05-22
Session date: 
May 22, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1650
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has the Mayor been monitoring the number of job losses in the insulation industry in London since the start of the Green Deal?

Answer

Answer for Job losses in the insulation industry

Answer for Job losses in the insulation industry

Answered By: 
The Mayor

We are engaging with key stakeholders such as the Department for Energy and Climate Change and the National Insulation Association to determine the impact of the transition from the Carbon Emission Reduction Target to Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation funding to job numbers in the insulation industry. To minimise any potential negative impact, we have been working hard with contractors to continue the delivery of domestic retrofit through obtaining £5.6m funding from the Department for Energy and Climate Change, building a pipeline of potential projects and engaging with energy suppliers.