On 20th September, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak announced a number of changes to UK climate policy. He pushed back a ban on new petrol and diesel cars to 2035 and also relaxed regulations to phase out gas boilers. But he also announced that the grant available for heat pumps would increase by 50% to £7,500.
From Monday October 2023 householders can apply for newly increased grant amounts through the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. The new £7,500 grant amount applies to both air source and ground source heat pumps.
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme provides a one off, up front grant payment to help with the cost of installing renewable heating (primarily heat pumps). The scheme is designed chiefly for domestic properties where the heat pump is replacing an existing fossil fuel system although it is also available for self builds. It is available for biomass systems but only under limited circumstances.
The new grant amounts under the scheme are as follows:
You can find out more about the grants and how to apply in our Guide to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme.