Builders' Merchants News
London Boiler Cashback scheme: voucher update
Published:  28 June, 2016

News that vouchers are available to meet demand under the London Boiler Cashback Scheme has been welcomed by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).

Figures obtained by the Federation show that enquiries remain steady, with new applications coming in every day.

In the first four months, over 6,000 householders have applied - or are in the process of applying - for £400 vouchers under the Mayor of London’s scheme. Of these, over 1,200 applicants have submitted claims following the installation of a new, energy-efficient boiler in their home.

The BMF is encouraged there is a continued level of interest and sufficient vouchers are available to meet demand. It is also pleasing to learn that nearly 40% of applicants heard of the offer via their installer - which continues to be the most effective communication route. This underlines the joint industry and government approach taken to devise and introduce what inevitably became known as the ‘Boris Boilers’ scheme.

Commenting on the figures, Brett Amphlett, policy and public affairs’ manager at the BMF, said: “In an ideal world, it would be better to have a coherent, fabric-first approach to improve the thermal and energy performance of homes. But in the absence of a proper, long-term national policy, it is not surprising that London residents are responding to the Mayor’s offer.

“We shall continue to track the London Boiler Cashback Scheme over the coming months to monitor uptake and invite the new Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to find the money for another offer next winter.”