Boiler scrappage scheme proving “incredibly popular”

Residential property owners have snapped up 54,758 of the government’s vouchers for the boiler scrappage scheme, the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has said.

The initiative aims to help 125,000 households in England replace old G-rated boilers with A-rated models to cut bills, improve energy efficiency and support around 130,000 jobs for plumbers and installers.

Home owners received £400 towards the cost of a new boiler with the government voucher and the DECC said many energy suppliers, including British Gas, E.ON, npower and Scottish & Southern Energy, have introduced their own offers to match this funding.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, which is administering the scrappage scheme on behalf of the government, replacing a G-rated boiler with a new model could reduce household bills by up to £235 a year.

According to the DECC, approximately 70,000 boiler scrappage vouchers are still up for grabs.

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