Boiler cashback scheme launched in London.

Boris Johnson has announced the capital’s first boiler replacement scheme. The Cash Back Scheme is proving 6,500 home owners and accredited private landlords with £400 cashback.

This is a first-come, first- serve so you will need to apply quickly - private landlords, or the agent that manages the property must also be accredited. Provided you meet the scheme’s requirements, you can apply for additional properties.

Upgrading an old boiler, will make a big difference. A more efficient boiler could mean an average saving of £340 a year. It also dramatically reduces the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Under the rules of the scheme:

• the current boiler must be 70% or less efficient (typically a G rated boiler that is either gas, LPG, solid fuel or oil fuelled), in working order and the main boiler used to heat the home
• the replacement must be a gas boiler that is A rated (at least 90% energy efficient) or a renewable/low carbon heating technology
• the installer must be a Gas Safe (formerly CORGI) registered installer, a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) certified installer or equivalent, or a member of a competent persons scheme (such as OFTEC or HETAS).

For more information, including how to apply and the terms and conditions of the scheme, please go to: www.london.gov.uk/boilers