Calls for 'immoral' heat pump scheme to be scrapped amid 'disappointingly low' uptake

A heat pump outside a brick house with a fake plastic plant beside it
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A UK Government's green heating scheme has been described as "seriously failing" by a Lords inquiry.

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme grants households £5,000 to help switch from a gas boiler to a low-carbon air source heat pumps, but the Lords Climate Change Committee said grant take-up is so low the national target for green heating is "very unlikely to be met".

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