Government Grant Will Not Meet Heat Pump Demand, Report Suggests

Outdoor unit of heat pump heating of residential house framed by roses
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The potential demand for heat pumps could be far beyond what the government can provide through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, a new report shows. 

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme, which officially opened for applications in May, provides grants of £5,000 for air source heat pumps and £6,000 for ground source heat pumps. But only 90,000 homes are expected to benefit over its three-year run time. 

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.