Local companies are being urged to take advantage of new energy efficiency installation scheme.

Builders and plumbers in Liverpool are being urged to register for a new £2 billion government subsidised scheme to make homes more energy efficient.

Under the Green Homes Grant, homeowners can get grant towards the cost of the likes of insulation and low carbon heating, up to the value of £5,000 per household or £10,000 for those on benefits.

To be an eligible business to deliver the scheme, they have to register with Trust Mark – but so far very few in the city have done so.