Government reportedly in talks to scrap boiler tax due to price hikes from boiler companies

A boiler having its temperature turned up
It has been reported the boiler tax is set to be scrapped following boiler companies announcing rises to the prices to their boilers (Image credit: Getty Images)

It has been reported the Energy Secretary, Claire Coutinho, has held talks to scrap the proposed boiler tax that was set to be introduced in April this year.

Coutinho and other government ministers are potentially on the verge of caving in to boiler company demands after multiple companies announced their intention to raise the price of their boilers by up to £120 in response to the boiler tax.

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