Boiler scrappage scheme to help 5,000 Scots

SNP MSP for Cunninghame North Mr Gibson said:

“This year’s Scottish Government budget made a commitment to introduce a boiler scrappage scheme for Scotland. That commitment is now being fulfilled with this £2 million investment to help households cut costs and carbon and reduce fuel poverty.

“Being stuck with an old, unreliable, inefficient boiler is a big expense for households, but so is upgrading to a new one. The cashback vouchers that people will be able to apply for through the boiler scrappage scheme will not only help to offset that expense, but will also lead to savings of around £190 a year on wasted fuel costs.

“The business that will be created for recession-hit heating and plumbing contractors will be an additional bonus.

“This is another major investment by the SNP government which will simultaneously help to support businesses, cut costs for hard-pressed households, create more energy-efficient homes, reduce carbon emissions and cut fuel poverty across Scotland.”

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