PTS gets behind boiler scrappage scheme

Published:  25 August, 2009



LUTTERWORTH: PTS is backing an industry call for the Government to introduce a boiler scrappage scheme.

The merchant agrees that in the same way the car scrappage scheme has been introduced to help the motor industry, the replacement of older boilers with high-efficiency, Band A, condensing models could bring numerous benefits to manufacturers, merchants and installers. 


Alan Ball, PTS managing director, said: "I believe that it's important for the Government to pay attention to our industry and consider new proposals to increase demand and ultimately sales. Not only could the boiler scrappage scheme result in these financial benefits but it could also help with environmental targets.

"The Government has legally obligated targets to achieve and incentivise the conversion from permanent pilot light, back boilers and other inefficient models will go a long way in making a significant contribution to those targets. At the same time the increase in demand will support manufacturing, distribution and installation securing much needed employment in the sector.

"The installation of high efficiency boilers in a larger proportion of homes will help to cut fuel bills whilst increasing demand in all sectors of the industry. As representatives for the industry it's up to us to push for change and let the Government know that new schemes need to be put in place to incentivise homeowners and boost sales."

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