DECC have confirmed that many businesses will be unable to take advantage of the Green Deal when it commences in October under revised plans for a "managed launch" of the scheme. The reason given was that the requirements for commercial properties would be more complex than for domestic buildings.

The date for the launch of the Green Deal for businesses has not yet been confirmed. The Green Deal for domestic properties is set to commence in October this year and the business element of the Green Deal is widely expected to launch shortly afterwards, possibly in early 2013.