I'm pleased to say our MP Richard Younger Ross has tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) in the House of Commons, to support the Reheat Britain campaign for a boiler scrappage scheme. I've submitted similar a motion to Teignbridge District Council.
The campaign was started by Mick Williams, who runs a chain of plumbers' merchants in the South of England. Inspired by the government's car scrappage scheme, Mick saw that the building and plumbing industries also needed help from a similar scheme. With plumbers and builders largely being small businesses based in the UK, his idea would do much more to help the economy and the environment than the car scheme.
The Boiler Scrappage Scheme makes sense on many different levels. It is a great way of stimulating demand in these tough economic times, saving jobs and creating new ones. From an environmental point of view, every old boilers replaced will help the country meet its carbon reduction targets. Saving households £200 year on their heating bill will help fight fuel poverty.
You can sign Reheat's petition here http://reheatbritain.org.uk/