Tag: boiler upgrade scheme

Government simplifies Boiler Upgrade Scheme criteria and considers CHMM delay

The government is to simplify the eligibility criteria for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which provides grants of up to £7,500 to people in England and Wales to install low-carbon heating systems such as heat pumps.

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Figures show soaring heat pump sales

The latest government figures show that applications to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme rose by almost 50% in December 2023 compared to the previous year.

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BESA urges government to make 2024 the year of retrofit

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged the UK government to focus on ways to accelerate growth in the number of whole building retrofit projects carried out during 2024. 

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Government unveils £1.5 billion Christmas bonus for heat pumps

The government has made £6 billion available for heating and energy upgrades, including an extra £1.5 billion for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

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Prime Minister is playing a dangerous game, warns BESA

The Prime Minister’s decision to water down energy and environmental policies should come as no surprise as there never was a proper plan for delivery, according to David Frise, chief executive of BESA

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Industry responds to major changes on the route to net zero

Rishi Sunak confirmed major changes on the route to net zero in a speech yesterday, including increasing the Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant and delaying the phase out of fossil fuel boilers.

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Government unveils new proposals for heat pump funding

The government has revealed proposed measures for varying levels of heat pump grant, depending on the customer’s property type or existing fuel source.

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Free heat pump installation offer to Grant Shapps 

Responding to the news that Grant Shapps does not have a heat pump operational at his home, Lowe & Oliver, a national heat pump installer, has offered to provide one free of cost to demonstrate first-hand the numerous benefits. The Energy Secretary said he’s got as far as booking a heat pump survey, and told […]

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Government grant Groundhog Day

Joe Sharpe, Head of Content at Installer, looks at the latest report from the Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is “failing to deliver”.  I really didn’t want to write this article about another failing government grant but here we are. The news broke last week that a letter was […]

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CIPHE calls for mandatory heat pump qualification

Kevin Wellman, CEO of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has highlighted the need for mandatory heat pump qualifications. Currently only engineers installing heat pumps under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) must be MCS certified but there is no mandatory qualification on top of the minimum NVQ Level 2 qualification, for general […]

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EDF announces partnership with CB Heating

EDF has entered into a strategic investment and partnership with Clacton-based CB Heating to advance its heat pump offering for its UK customers and help upskill engineers across the country. The investment means EDF will partner with CB Heating for its customers’ heat pump installations, with an end-to-end installation through CB Heating’s Heat Pump Installer […]

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Heat pumps make headlines in April 2022

Joe Sharpe, Head of Content at Installer, looks at the buzz surrounding heat pump technology as the market prepares to accelerate: 2022 is going to be a big year for heat pump technology in the UK, as the government and industry set the pathway to 600,000 installs a year by 2030. April saw the launch of […]

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