Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Changes to Boiler Upgrade Scheme risks misleading consumers – Opinion

Changes to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) which remove the requirement to have no outstanding recommendations for loft and cavity wall installation on a property’s Energy Performance Certificate to secure funding for a heat pump have been criticised. Malcolm Farrow, head of public affairs at OFTEC, takes a look: The BUS offers grants of £7,500 […]

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BUS applications in Feb 2024 up 75% year-on-year

New figures for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme in February show applications were up 75% compared to the same month in 2023.  This marks the fourth month that there have been more than 2,000 applications since grants for air source and ground source heat pumps increased to £7,500. It means the monthly average for applications received […]

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BUS applications in Jan 2024 up 39% YOY

The latest figures from the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) have been released, which show a 39% increase in the number of applications in January 2024, compared to the same month last year. The BUS offers grants to homeowners to replace their heating systems with low carbon technologies. Currently the money available is £7,500 for ASHPs […]

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96% of Boiler Upgrade Scheme grants were for ASHP installations

The latest update on applications through the BUS between May 2022 and December 2023 has been released, with heat pumps accounting for around 96% of applications. Up until the end of December 2023, there were 31,378 BUS voucher applications received. 96% were for grants towards ASHP installations. Up until the end of December 2023, a […]

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£1.5 billion of additional funding allocated to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme

The government has announced that a further £1.545 billion has been allocated for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme from 2025-2028. This, among other initiatives, reflects a commitment to driving low-carbon heating, reducing carbon emissions and assisting households in England and Wales to transition to heat pumps. Furthermore, a new £400 million energy efficiency grant, set to […]

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