Oil boiler owners could be offered grants of over £6,000 to switch to heat pumps

Installer putting heat pump in up a wall
A consultation by the government on the Boiler Upgrade Scheme is proposing offering homes with oil boilers over £6,000 grants to convert their homes from oil boilers to heat pumps (Image credit: Getty Images)

Proposed changes to the government's Boiler Upgrade Scheme could mean homes with oil boilers will receive larger grants than the £6,000 currently given out.

The proposals come amid talks of the government introducing an oil boiler ban to force rural homeowners to install either air source heat pumps or ground source heat pumps. Plans for an oil boiler ban have been met with significant opposition due to the costs involved, which these new grants will aim to rectify.

Joseph Mullane
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News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.