Changes to Boiler Upgrade Scheme being reviewed in bid to boost uptake

Air Source Heat Pump Annual Service
Proposals have been made by the government to increase the uptake of heat pumps, such as reducing costs and removing EPC requirements (Image credit: Getty Images)

Changes to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme are to be considered under a new government consultation to make it easier for homeowners to access the grant.

The consultation will seek ways to increase the numbers of vouchers being claimed by homeowners. It will also look at how to make it easier for homeowners to install air source heat pumps using the grant to meet the government's target of 600,000 heat pumps installed a year by 2028.

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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.