Environmental grants for business well behind schedule

Companies applying for grants under two official schemes to promote new environmental technologies and improved environmental management practices have been turned away since February because the money has run out, a parliamentary answer by Trade and Industry Minister Patrick McLoughlin has revealed.1 But with only two months of their initial three-year periods left to run barely half the money promised by the Government has been spent, and only 4% of firms applying for a grant have received one.

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