Green Deal firms ‘could break the law’ in Wales

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Companies selling the UK government’s flagship energy-saving scheme in Wales could be breaking the law, a BBC Wales investigation has found.

Green Deal offers loans for energy saving measures such as insulation.

But consumer show X-Ray had misleading information given to it in secretly recorded calls to two firms in Swansea.

A consumer law expert says the firms may be breaking the law. One refused to comment and the other has suspended its Green Deal operations.

There has been concern from MPs and trading standards officers about the number of allegations of companies mis-selling the Green Deal and similar schemes – particularly in south Wales.

When X-Ray researchers posed as customers they were wrongly told that the Green Deal was not a loan and that they qualified for the scheme – even though they needed to have an assessment.

via BBC News – Green Deal firms ‘could break the law’ in Wales.

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