Warning of £300 'boiler tax' on new gas systems if heat pump quotas go ahead

Private technician repairing combi gas boiler
Worcester Boiler's claim the government's Clean Heat Market Mechanism could put them and others out of business and consumers will be forced to pay higher prices for boilers if the plans go ahead (Image credit: Getty Images)

A leading gas boiler supplier has claimed the government's initiative to drive heat pump uptake could cause a £300 rise in gas boiler costs — with another industry expert calling the government scheme a "boiler tax".

The £300 figure has been put forward by Worcester Bosch who stated that it would impossible for them to meet the government's proposed Clean Heat Market Mechanism quotas of 4% of their sales being air source heat pumps, or face fines.

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