Boiler Upgrade Scheme extended
The government have announced that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is to be extended by a further three years to 2028 as part of the government’s new ‘Powering up Britain’ plan.
What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?
The BUS aims to incentivise and increase the deployment of Heat Pumps by providing upfront grants toward the cost of a Heat Pump for the consumer and hopefully cause an uplift in installs to help the UK meet its net-zero targets sooner rather than later.
A one-time payment grant of £7,500 towards the cost will be available for Air Source Heat Pumps and biomass boilers in limited circumstances. Grants will be offered at a flat rate and will not vary by the capacity of the installation, which must not exceed 45 kWth.
The government has pledged £450 million towards the Boiler Upgrade Scheme to help install low-carbon heating systems, part of more than £3.9 billion of new funding to decarbonise heat and buildings. The government’s ambition is for all new heating systems installed in UK homes from 2035 to be low carbon.
You will be eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme if you meet a few simple requirements:
- You must be a homeowner or small business owner
- Your property must be in England or Wales
- The building must have been issued an energy performance certificate (EPC) or if not you will need to have your property assessed to get an EPC certificate.
Powering up Britain
The government’s powering up Britain refers to various initiatives and actions aimed at increasing energy generation and improving energy efficiency by the UK government to meet its Net Zero Plan.
The government has published plans to invest more in renewable energy sources, such as wind power and solar panels, in order to reduce the country’s dependence on fossil fuels and meet its carbon reduction targets.
The government has also announced plans to increase energy efficiency in homes, businesses, and public buildings through insulation and improved heating systems. This can help reduce energy consumption and save money on energy bills.