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Boiler Scrappage Scheme
The Boiler Scrappage Scheme was a government programme to encourage homeowners to replace old, inefficient central heating boilers by giving a voucher towards the cost of a new boiler.
The Boiler Scrappage Scheme has closed in England and Wales, as all vouchers have been allocated. There was no boiler scrappage scheme in Northern Ireland.
England and Wales
The scheme was a success. Unprecedented numbers of householders took advantage of the scheme to improve their heating systems and reduce their heating bills. However, the scheme was always only ever able to offer a limited sum of money to kick-start the industry and raise awareness of energy efficiency: all the money available has now been allocated. In total, 133,976 vouchers were allocated; 118,249 boilers have been installed. Rebates had to be claimed within 12 weeks of the voucher being allocated, so if your voucher expired before you used it, you won’t be able to apply again.
Some companies will continue to offer promotional discounts on new boiler installation at their own cost after the closure of the scheme. These discount programmes are not connected to the Government’s official Boiler Scrappage Scheme and you should always seek a number of quotes before buying a new boiler.