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Am I eligible for the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) and what does it involve?

A new voucher scheme to help all households in the UK to convert to a renewable heating source in their property.

What is the Boiler Upgrade Scheme?

The Boiler Upgrade Scheme is a Government scheme, which helps UK households make the switch to a renewable heating source. This is a voucher scheme, as opposed to a grant, so it will require financial contribution from the householder. 

Renewable heating installers can install a range of different heating options and you will receive a voucher from the Government which will cover a large chunk of the costs.  

What are the vouchers available?

Here are the current vouchers available from the UK Government as part of the scheme.

Air Source Heat Pump Voucher

The air source heat pump voucher is for £7,500 as part of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Average contribution towards the costs of installation would be about £500.

Ground Source Heat Pump Voucher

The ground source heat pump voucher is for £7,500 as part of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Average contribution towards the costs of installation would be about £7500.

Biomass Boiler Voucher

The biomass boiler voucher is for £5000 as part of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme. Average contribution towards the costs of installation would be about £5000.

Who is eligible for the scheme?

– The scheme is currently only available to homeowners and private tenants in England, Scotland and Wales. Landlords can apply on behalf of their tenants, and the eligibility is based on the tenant’s circumstances.

– We cannot currently help with flats, apartments, park homes, house boats, barges or caravans.

– Your home must not have a mains gas supply OR your gas boiler must be non condensing

– This is a means-tested scheme, where either someone living in the property must receive a means-tested benefit OR the total annual household income must be below £31,000.

Means-tested benefits can include: child tax credits, working tax credit, universal credit, pension credit, child benefit and more. To see the full list and to check your eligibility in 30 seconds, go to our easy eligibility check.

Could you be eligible for support with rising energy costs or improving the efficiency of your home? We can help you check in just 60 seconds without providing any personal details.

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