Fining manufacturers for missing heat pump targets 'will cause price hikes'

Heat pump on grass lawn as part of home eco heating systems
The UK government is introducing fines for companies that fail to increase heat pump production which manufacturers warn will have negative consequences for the country (Image credit: Getty Images)

Manufacturers of boilers have slammed plans for fines for companies that fail to scale up heat pump production.

From next year the UK Government plans to penalise firms that do not meet quotas for heat pump production and installation. Heat pumps are a major part of Whitehall’s plans for net zero.

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