Boiler Upgrade Scheme only hits half its first year targets

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Latest figures show that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is set to only hit half of its first year target as heat pump installations fall well short of targets (Image credit: Getty Images)

The latest government figures reveal that the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) is set to meet only half of its first-year target.

The scheme, which seeks to encourage ground and air source heat pump installation through grants, has only sent out half of the 30,000 grants its sets aside yearly for installations.

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