Downing Street considering scheme offering homeowners up to £7,000 grants to switch to low carbon heating alternatives. A £400m boiler scrappage scheme that would offer homeowners grants of up to £7,000 to encourage the switch to low carbon alternatives such as heat pumps is being drawn up by Downing Street, but the proposal is facing some resistance from the Treasury, according to reports. The scheme, reportedly drawn up by the Prime Minister’s chief of staff Dan Rosenfield, would in effect be an expanded version of the £100m Clean Heat Grant, which had been set to launch next April offering grants of up to £4,000 for homeowners to make the switch away from gas boilers. According to The Times, however, Boris Johnson now wants to quadruple its budget, run the scheme over three years, and increase the starting grant to £7,000 each, as the government grapples with the challenge of decarbonising the heating supplies of the UK’s estimated 29 million homes.
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