Almost half of boiler scheme vouchers taken

Almost half of the vouchers on offer for the Government's boiler scrappage scheme have been taken up.

According to the Government 54,758 vouchers have been picked up, leaving around 70,000 vouchers worth a total of £28m still up for grabs.

Launched in January the scheme aims to improve up to 125,000 household heating systems in England.

By going though the major energy companies and certain manufactures householders can get up to £800 off the cost of a new more energy efficient boiler.

Energy and climate change secretary, Ed Miliband, said: "The scheme has proved incredibly popular.

"It is helping householders to save around £200 a year off fuel bills and reduce emissions while helping to sustain work for the 130,000 installers and up to 25 UK-based boiler manufacturers throughout the economic recovery."

Luke Walsh




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