The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Date Published 31 May 2022

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme has now opened for applications for grants of £5,000 towards the cost of an air source heat pump, £6,000 for a ground source heat pump, and £5,000 for a biomass boiler for properties in rural locations and those not connected to the gas grid in England and Wales.

It is being introduced alongside the new 0% VAT rate on selected energy efficiency materials and grants available to low-income households through local authorities.

Currently, private rented properties in England and Wales must have a minimum E rating on their Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). UK government proposals are for a minimum C rating for all new tenancies by 2025 and all existing tenancies by 2028.