Open consultation

Proposed amendments to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme Regulations

Applies to England and Wales


We're seeking views on policy proposals and the introduction of a range of proposed amendments to the existing Boiler Upgrade Scheme Regulations.

This consultation closes at

Consultation description

We introduced the Boiler Upgrade Scheme in 2022 to support the decarbonisation of heat in buildings. Under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, capital grants are available to support the installation of heat pumps and biomass boilers in homes and non-domestic buildings in England and Wales.

During this period, we engaged Ofgem as the Scheme Administrator and a range of stakeholders to identify where changes may be needed to support a continued increase in deployment and ensure we reach our target of 600,000 heat pump installs a year by 2028.

In this consultation, we set out proposed amendments to the Boiler Upgrade Scheme and are seeking views on:

  • whether we should be able to differentiate grant levels in different circumstances
  • whether to retain or amend the existing EPC requirements
  • whether biomass boilers with a cooking function should be eligible under the scheme

Read our consultation privacy notice.


Boiler Upgrade Scheme Regulations

Ways to respond

Published 31 August 2023