How government heat pump funding could actually be slowing down uptake

A Bosch heat pump beside a grey stone wall
Heat pumps are a key part of the Uk Government's commitment to net-zero (Image credit: Worcester Bosch)

A trade association says the UK Government’s Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) may have actually hampered the uptake of heat pumps.

Energy UK says the consistent number of BUS vouchers – 30,000 per year – for ground and air source heat pumps could be encouraging customers to put their investment into heat pumps on hold.

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