As well as the help available UK-wide, the individual nations of the UK have their own financial incentive schemes. In Scotland, for example, we administer a number of schemes for the Scottish Government through Home Energy Scotland.
Under the Home Energy Efficiency Programmes (HEEPS) there’s a range of help available north of the border, from help with getting discounts on energy costs to free and subsidised heating upgrades and insulation via Warmer Homes Scotland. Again, certain criteria apply here, but over 24,000 households have received help worth around £5,000 to install heating, insulation and more.
In Wales, the Nest programme has a similar offer. We also administer this scheme on behalf of Welsh Government, and depending on the circumstances of householders, a sliding scale of measures is available to cover the costs of making those home improvements which make such a difference to comfort and costs.
Government and energy suppliers in Northern Ireland are working together to offer a package of options for householders. This includes Affordable Warmth, which offers a range of measures for households with an annual income of less than £23,000, and a boiler replacement scheme which offers a grant of up to £1,000 towards either replacing an inefficient gas boiler with a new one, switching from oil to gas, or investing in a wood pellet boiler. Conditions apply, and your boiler must be at least 15 years old.