Green Deal provider rapped for ECO scam

Two former company directors have been disqualified for selling false credits under the Energy Company Obligation

The green deal provider did not keep accurate accounts. Photograph: Srapulsar38/123RFTwo bosses of a former heating firm have agreed not to run another company after they were found to be running an Energy Company Obligation (ECO) scam.

John Coates and his 27-year-old son Robert were disqualified from managing, forming or promoting a company for the next 13 and nine years respectively, after an Insolvency Service investigation into their finances. The business secretary accepted undertakings from the two men on 8 April in lieu of court proceedings.

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