The government has announced they will not be continuing the boiler scrappage scheme – leaving it for industry to take up the mantle.
125,000 vouchers had been given out, the full quota allowed under the scheme. The cost of the scheme so far has been £50 million pounds.
Vary calls had been made to continue the scheme, but funds were not allocated to it by the most recent budget.
“The scheme was always intended to be a limited sum of money to kick start the industry and raise awareness of energy efficiency”, said a spokesman for scheme operator Energy Saving Trust. He added: “We understand some companies will continue to offer reductions on new boiler installation, after the closure of the scheme.”
“The scheme has also provided a much needed boost to England’s plumbers and boiler manufacturers, helping to sustain work for the 130,000 installers and up to 25 UK-based boiler manufacturers throughout the economic recovery” said Lord Hunt, Minister of Energy and climate change.