Today 21st September 2023, the Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, made an announcement updating the country on changes to the Government policies supporting our transition to Net Zero.
Among the announcements was a change to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). The grant values for air source and ground/water source heat pumps will all increase to £7,500 per installation. The grant value for biomass boilers remains at £5,000.
Applications will open on the 23rd October 2023
Our CEO, Ian Rippin, said:
“MCS welcomes the Government announcement today that Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant values will be increased to £7,500. Making it easier and more affordable for the average UK consumer to transition to low-carbon heating is vital if we are to reach our national decarbonisation goals.
“More people will now have the confidence and ability to invest in low-carbon heating and this is an important step forward towards net zero.”
“However, it is disappointing to see a delay in the deadline to phase out new gas boilers by 2035. The most important element of helping consumers make the right, informed, green choice is clarity and moving the goalposts now risks confusing home and business owners about what the right thing to do is.”
We expect the date these changes will take effect to be announced later this week. If you have already received a BUS grant, you will not be eligible for an uplift in the total amount.
If you currently have a live voucher, it remains worth the original value – £5,000 for air source heat pumps or biomass boilers, £6,000 for ground/water source heat pumps. However, you may choose to revoke your live voucher now and re-apply for a new voucher at the higher value once the changes take effect.
For further information, please call the MCS Helpdesk on 0333 103 8130 or contact the DESNZ BUS team: [email protected]
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