Chancellor Alistair Darling is expected to announce a new boiler scrappage scheme for Britain this week.
A £400 discount for homeowners to trade in their old boilers for new greener models is expected to feature in Chancellor Darling's Pre-Budget Report speech at the House of Commons on December 9.
By replacing a G rated boiler with a new A rated condensing boiler and better controls, household bills can be cut by up to a quarter. In a family home that could mean a saving of £235 a year.
Alan Ball, MD of PTS plumbing trade suppliers is one of many supporters of the boiler scrappage campaign 'Reheat Britain'. He said: 'Not only could the boiler scrappage scheme result in financial benefits but it could also help with environmental targets. The installation of high efficiency boilers will help to cut fuel bills whilst increasing demand in all sectors of the industry'.
You can read about the Reheat Britain campaign and check out the boiler scrappage petition to government