City A.M report:

Figures released to Sky News under the Freedom of Information Act show that the government spent £413,815 on PR consultants to promote its Green Deal initiative.

The lavish spending works out at £1,889 for each household which has had energy efficient measures installed.

The Green Deal has so far been implemented in only 219 properties with another 1,173 committed to take part.

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