UK Politics

Labour Party: Labour launches Boiler Scrappage Scheme

News   •   Jan 06, 2010 10:51 GMT

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband have launched the Labour Government’s Boiler Scrappage Scheme.

The national scheme will upgrade household boilers – helping people save money on fuel bills, cutting carbon emissions and sustaining work in the heating industry.

Up to 125,000 households in England with working low efficiency, “G-rated” boilers will be entitled to £400 off the price of a new, modern “A-rated” boiler or a renewable heating system.

Labour’s Prime Minister, Gordon Brown said:

“Today’s announcement will slash household energy bills and carbon emissions while providing an important boost for the British heating industry.  The Government’s new scrappage scheme will help to secure 250,000 jobs across the tens of thousands of small and medium businesses involved in boiler manufacture, sales and installation that form a vital component of Britain’s low carbon economy.  The scheme shows how this Government continues to invest in the British industries and jobs of the future.”

Labour’s Climate Change Secretary, Ed Miliband, said:

“The Boiler Scrappage Scheme will save around £200 off heating bills per year for families that are replacing their old boilers, and in total will save the same amount of carbon equivalent to taking around 45,000 cars off the road.

“The Scheme will add to the existing package of Government measures to help householders be smarter about the energy they use, leading to permanently reduced fuel bills and cutting emissions.”