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Witten by Bernard Morgan (Engineer).
First Published: February 1, 2024. Updated: February 15, 2024

Boiler Scrappage Scheme

The Boiler Scrappage Scheme was launched in 2009 with a £50 million budget. It aimed to encourage the replacement of inefficient G-rated boilers with energy-efficient models.

The scheme offered £400 vouchers to households. It significantly contributed to reducing carbon emissions and heating bills.

Despite its success, the scheme was discontinued. This was due to finite funding. However, the cost of boiler installation has since become more affordable.

Key Takeaways

  • Scheme Overview: Introduced to support the UK’s Net Zero CO2 emissions goal by 2050. The scheme provided £400 vouchers for households. Some energy companies offered an extra £400.
  • Eligibility and Impact: The Government boiler scrappage scheme facilitated the transition to A-rated boilers. Enhancing energy efficiency and environmental benefits.

Discontinuation

Despite its popularity and the benefits it provided, the scheme was discontinued due to limited funding. Essentially the fund spent its £50 million allocation.

It is frustrating that the government didn’t add more funds to this scheme. However, new boilers are more affordable than ever. Get a free, no-obligation quote from Boilerhut, and you may find it cheaper than you expect.

Eligibility Criteria

The boiler scrappage scheme was available to homeowners and landlords in England with the least efficient G-rated boilers. These boilers were significantly less efficient than modern A-rated models. This leads to higher energy costs and carbon emissions.

Alternatives and Financial Assistance

With the scheme no longer available, homeowners can explore other options, such as the ECO scheme for low-income households. Many companies offer financing plans to spread the cost of new boilers and boiler installation.

Other schemes, such as the renewable heat incentive and the green homes grant, are now closed.

The Warm Home Discount Scheme should automatically apply to your bill once a year if you are eligible, but it may be worth speaking to your energy supply if you are unsure.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the Government Boiler Scrappage Scheme played a crucial role in promoting energy efficiency. Its discontinuation has led to the exploration of alternative funding and financing options for those looking to upgrade their boilers.

What next if you need a new boiler?

ECO scheme

This isn’t available to everyone. You must receive income-related benefits, own a home and have an old, broken of inefficient boiler. Find out more >

Finance

Boilerhut offers finance options on all new boiler installations. You can pay over 3-10 years. The monthly and total cost is often cheaper than quotes with 0% finance. Learn about Boilerhut finance >

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