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Government withdraws 2023 gas boiler ban after “mix up”

UK: A government pledge to ban gas boilers from new homes by 2023 has been withdrawn from its website.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s £12bn 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, announced this week, brought forward the ban on gas boilers for new homes from 2025 to 2023 and introduced a new target to install 600,000 heat pumps every year by 2028.

According to the BBC, the 2023 date has disappeared from the latest version of the 10-point climate plan.

A Downing Street spokesperson told BBC News that there had been a “mix-up”, but said the that the government wanted to implement the measures under the Future Homes Standard in the shortest possible time.

“We’ve consulted on introducing this by 2025 and will set out further details in due course,” he told the BBC.

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