Scam Alert

Trading Standards Warning

Trading Standards have been informed of companies cold calling offering 'free surveys' to residents as part of the Green Homes Grant.

Following the Government launch of the Green Homes Grant, Trading Standards reminds residents to exercise caution if they are looking to use the grant for improvements to their homes.

The Green Homes Grant is an initiative to get homeowners to invest money in improving the energy-efficiency of their property whilst also giving the economy a much-needed boost. Homeowners and landlords can apply for a voucher to cover some of the costs for installing energy efficient improvements to their homes.

Consumers are able to obtain information about the process of obtaining the grant, how to apply and how to find a registered installer by searching on www.simpleenergyadvice.org.uk or calling 0800 444202

If you have any concerns about work that has been undertaken using the grant scheme, or if you have been approached by a suspicious trader operating in this field, you can report it to Trading Standards using the Citizens Advice Consumer Service on 0808 223 1133.

Victoria Arrenberg

Trading Standards Officer

Leicestershire County Council

County Hall

Glenfield

Leicestershire

LE3 8RA

Tel: 0116 305 3923

E-mail: victoria.arrenberg@leics.gov.uk

Business Advice: tradingstandards@leics.gov.uk &

www.leics.gov.uk/tradingstandards

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