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Boris Johnson launches London boiler cashback scheme

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson today launched London’s first Boiler Cashback Scheme, which will offer £400 to help home owners and landlords replace their old boilers with new high energy efficient models.

Boris Johnson launches London boiler cashback scheme

To qualify for the scheme boilers must be the main source of heating in the house, in full working order and running at 70 per cent or less efficiency.

Johnson said: “This scorching scheme will help 6,500 London homes become more energy efficient and cut annual bills. As well as saving hard earned cash, upgrading an old boiler gives the environment a huge boost by lowering carbon emissions and making our air sweeter. I encourage everyone harbouring ancient boiler artefacts to sign up my Boiler Cashback Scheme now and benefit from a brand new cost effective heating system.”

Vouchers will be valid for 12 weeks and installation work needs to be completed in this time in order to qualify for the cashback. Once the new A-rated boiler has been installed, the voucher must be sent back along with the invoice within 10 working days of the expiry date to receive the £400.

The requirements of the scheme are:

  • The property must be in London.

  • The applicant must be a home owner or private landlord.

  • The current boiler must be 70 per cent or less efficient (typically a G rated boiler that is either gas, LPG, solid fuel or oil fuelled), in working order and the main boiler used to heat the home.

  • The replacement must be a gas boiler that is A rated (at least 90 per cent energy efficient) or a renewable/low carbon heating technology.

  • The installer must be Gas Safe registered, Microgeneration Certification Scheme accredited or equivalent

    The scheme is being administered on behalf of the GLA by the Energy Saving Trust.

    The London Boiler Cashback Scheme has support from independent charity, National Energy Action, which seeks to help those who are less able to heat their homes, working with central and local government, housing providers, consumer groups and voluntary organisations.

    It also has the full support of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC), a member organisation committed to effectively driving, supporting and promoting the sustained growth of the UK domestic heating and hot water industry.

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