Boiler grants to reach 10,000 fewer homeowners and landlords
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (main picture) increased the amount available to each household in his net zero speech last week, but did not announce any more cash for the overall boiler replacement scheme.
Sunak said grants to help homeowners switching from boilers to heat pumps would be raised from £5,000 to £7,500.
However, the total budget for the offer has remained £150 million, as the Daily Telegraph highlighted.
It means 10,000 fewer people will be able to apply for the grant, down from 30,000 to 20,000.
The PM watered down the requirement on gas boilers so that households will only have to make the switch when they’re changing their boiler anyway, and not until 2035.
The target had been for no gas boilers to be installed in new homes by 2025, and for the phasing out of boilers altogether to begin in 2033.
Posted on Tuesday, 26 September, 2023