NHIC regrets end of boiler scrappage scheme

The boiler scrappage scheme has the potential to offer more savings, according to Andrew Leech, director of the National Home Improvement Council.

NHIC regrets end of boiler scrappage scheme

Leech says it is a shame that the scheme has to end when it did because it had the opportunity to make a difference in more areas than it did.

“People need to change their boilers if they are more than 15 or 20 years old because they are old and decrepit,” he claimed. By being offered a financial incentive, individuals are more likely to consider changing their boiler for a more energy efficient model, he added.

According to the Energy Saving Trust, all of the 125,000 vouchers to take £400 off the cost of replacing an old boiler with a new efficient one were claimed by 26 March. So far, some 97,283 people have had the work completed although only 58,177 people have received the £400 rebate with the remainder being processed.

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