'Boiler tax' will go ahead despite warning of costs being passed on to consumers

Lord Callanan meeting at an EU conference
Lord Callanan has confirmed the CLean Heat Market Mechanism will go ahead next year in April 2025 (Image credit: Getty Images)

The "boiler tax" has been given the green light to go ahead despite manufacturers warning the costs would pass on to consumers. 

Speaking in the House of Lords, energy efficiency minister Martin Callanan announced that the Clean Heat Market Mechanism (CHMM), known as the "boiler tax", will go ahead next year in a bid to ramp up heat pump installation targets.

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