Over 54,000 homes have received a boiler scrappage scheme voucher since the scheme’s January launch – meaning around 70,000 vouchers are left for households replacing a G-rated boiler.
The Department of Energy and Climate Change reports that of the 125,000 vouchers available, 54,758 have already been issued. Each voucher entitles the holder to claim £400 towards the cost of replacing a G-rated boiler with a more efficient, A-rated model.
Around 3.5m homes in England are estimated to be eligible to apply for the scheme.
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Boiler scrappage scheme
Energy and climate change secretary Ed Miliband said: ‘The boiler scrappage scheme has proved incredibly popular and with energy companies and manufacturers offering deals as well, the government scheme has truly kick-started a national programme of boiler replacement.’
The Energy Saving Trust, which is running the scheme on behalf of the government, said it is receiving around 5,000 enquiries a day by phone.
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