Prime Minister announces Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant increase to £7,500

Prime Minister announces Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant increase to £7,500

Thursday 21st September 2023

The Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, made an announcement on 20th September 2023 updating the country on changes to the Government policies supporting our transition to Net Zero.

Among the announcements was a change to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS). The grant values for air source and ground/water source heat pumps will all increase to £7,500 per installation. The grant value for biomass boilers remains at £5,000.

MCS CEO, Ian Rippin, said:

"MCS welcomes the Government announcement today that Boiler Upgrade Scheme grant values will be increased to £7,500. Making it easier and more affordable for the average UK consumer to transition to low-carbon heating is vital if we are to reach our national de-carbonisation goals.

"More people will now have the confidence and ability to invest in low-carbon heating and this is an important step forward towards net zero."

We expect the date these changes will take effect to be announced very soon. If you have already received a BUS grant, you will not be eligible for an uplift in the total amount.

If you currently have a live voucher, it remains worth the original value - £5,000 for air source heat pumps or biomass boilers, £6,000 for ground/water source heat pumps. However, you may choose to revoke your live voucher now and re-apply for a new voucher at the higher value once the changes take effect.

Information taken from MCS website