Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Details of Boiler Scrappage Scheme

The Government has announced details of the Boiler Scrappage Scheme. A scheme championed by Teign MP Richard Younger-Ross and Teignbridge District Council; that will reduce CO2, fight fuel poverty and will boost jobs. Richard managed to get cross-party and some high profile support for the scheme including a government minister, and much to the surprise of many of us the Chancellor announced a Boiler Scrappage Scheme in PBR.

Households in England can apply for a £400 voucher to help with the cost of replacing old, G-rated boilers for a new A-rated boiler or renewable heating system such as a biomass boiler or a heat pump. Teignbridge District Council may be able to top this amount up for certain qualifying groups, subject to the budget being approved in March.

The scheme is open to householders, including tenants, and landlords who privately own and rent dwellings. To be eligible, the boiler to be scrapped must be the main boiler used to heat the home. If the householder is under 60 years of age the boiler to be scrapped must also be in working order. However, householders aged 60 and over can apply regardless of whether the boiler is in working order.
The £400 vouchers will be issued from 18 January 2010. Vouchers are only valid for 12 weeks from date of issue.
If you believe that your home has a G-rated or worse boiler and wish to register an interest in the scheme to receive a £400 cashback voucher towards the cost of upgrading to an A-rated boiler, then arrange for your nominated installer to visit and provide you with a quote. You will be required to provide all of the following information:
i) Your full name.
ii) The address of the property you wish to claim the voucher for.
iii) The make and name of the boiler being scrapped.
iv) The company name, address and contact details of the installer carrying out the work.
v) The type of replacement boiler to be installed e.g. gas, biomass.
vi) Confirmation that you have received a quote or visit from the installer to carry out the work.
Once you have this information please email or call ACT ON CO2 advice line on 0800 512 012. Email: boilerscrappage@est.org.uk
http://www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/Home-improvements-and-products/Heating-and-hot-water/Boiler-scrappage-scheme

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