Monday, 7 December 2009

Boiler Scrappage

Chancellor Alistair Darling is expected to announce a boiler scrappage scheme this week. Local MP Richard Younger Ross backed the Reheat Britain campaign, tabling an Early Day Motion in Parliament, attracking dozens of MPs of all parties to sign.

A £300 discount for homeowners to trade in their old boilers for new greener models is expected to feature in the Chancellor's Pre-Budget Report speech at the House of Commons on 9th December. By replacing a G rated boiler with a new A rated condensing boiler and better controls, household bills can be cut by up to a quarter. In a family home that could mean a saving of £235 a year.

The Reheat Britain campaign was started by plumbers' merchants owner Mick Williams and environmental campaigner Sian Berry.

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