The initiative which the government hoped would transform energy efficiency in the private rental sector is being axed this week.
The Green Homes Grant - launched last September - was praised for its aims but widely criticised for its clumsy red tape and lack of operatives to conduct the work.
Under the scheme, the UK government funded up to two-thirds of the cost of eco-related home improvements up to £5,000. Landlords had to redeem a voucher and ensure improvements were completed by March 31 2022. But the initiatives reached only an estimated 10 per cent of the 600,000 homes Chancellor Rishi Sunak promised it would improve.
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