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England’s boiler scrappage scheme to close

Government gives away all 125,000 boiler discounts

Boiler scrappage scheme

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All 125,000 boiler discount vouchers for England’s boiler scrappage scheme have now been issued.

The boiler scrappage scheme – which launched in January 2010 – was backed by £50m of funding to upgrade the heating systems of up to 125,000 homes in England. Each household could apply for a voucher worth £400 off the price of a new energy-efficient boiler.

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Energy-efficient boilers

England’s boiler scrappage scheme is now closed to new applicants, but those who have already received a boiler discount voucher have up to 12 weeks to claim £400 off the cost of the installation of a new A-rated boiler or a renewable energy-based heating system.

As well as cutting your home’s carbon emissions, an A-rated energy-efficient boiler could also save you around £200 a year off fuel bills.

Some energy suppliers will continue to offer their own discounts. Since January, all of the major energy companies that sell and install boilers have matched the government’s offer, creating a potential saving of £800 off the installation of a new and efficient boiler.

Npower has already pledged to run its £400 scrappage discount indefinitely – keep checking the latest news from Which? for details of other energy companies following suit.

Energy saving tips

If you’re looking for ways to cut your carbon footprint, the Which? guide to creating a sustainable home provides independent advice on the most effective ways to reduce energy wastage, along with the costs you should expect for any work involved. 

Have a look at our Which? boiler scrappage scheme advice guide for background on the Government scheme. You can also watch our boiler maintenance video guide for tips on keeping your boiler in good working order.

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