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Heat pump grant requests up 39%

UK: Applications for the UK’s boiler upgrade scheme in January were up 39% on January last year, according to figures from the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero.

Latest figures show there were over 2,000 applications for heat pump grants in January 2024 – only exceeded by October and November last year, which immediately followed the 50% increase in government-funded heat pump grants. 

The grant is now £7,500 for the installation of air-source and ground-source heat pumps.

The figures also revealed the average monthly number of applications from November 2023 to January 2024, the months after the grant increase, has been 39% higher than the monthly average before the uplift.

Up to the end of January, the scheme has now received 33,424 applications in total and has issued more than £133m in vouchers to customers.

The south west has seen the most with 3,894 installations, followed by the south east with 3,886 and then the east with 2,671.

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