Grant Shapps finally due to install heat pump after struggling to persuade Britons to switch

Grant Shapps leaving a car outside of Downing Street
Grant Shapps has revealed that he is installing a heat pump into his house after the government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme experiences "disappointingly low" uptakes (Image credit: Getty)

Grant Shapps, the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero, is taking a step towards reducing reliance on gas boilers by opting to install a heat pump at his home in Hertfordshire. 

This decision comes at a time when the government is facing challenges in persuading the British public to transition away from more 'traditional' heating sources such as gas boilers.

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