Fewer than 200 homes have signed up for the governmentâ€™s flagship Green Deal so far, the BBC has learned.
The policy, launched in January, offers long-term loans for energy-saving home improvement work.
People in England, Scotland and Wales can spend the money on new boilers or insulation and repay it over a maximum of 25 years, through energy bills.
Almost 19,000 homes have been assessed so far but very few householders have gone on to take out the loans.
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