Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS)
The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) was released on 1st April 2022 as part of the Government's 10-point plan to meet target net zero in the UK replacing the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The Boiler Upgrade Scheme aims to tackle the higher cost of renewable heating systems by offering up to £5,000 (£6,000 where a ground source heat pump is installed) upfront where an old oil or gas boiler is replaced with a renewable heating system such as an air source heat pump. Check below to see if you qualify for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme:
Your property must be located within England or Wales
You must be a homeowner or small business owner
Your property must have been issued with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) within the past 10 years.
Should you meet the above criteria, there are three paths for eligibility:
Your EPC must not recommend loft or cavity wall insulation.
If your property contains recommendations for loft or cavity wall insulation you may insulate the property between the application of the voucher and getting the heat pump installed.
Some buildings are exempt from this rule and may have an EPC or insulation exemption. This may be the case if you own a listed building.