The Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) will provide upfront capital grants to support the installation of heat pumps, and in some circumstances biomass boilers, in homes and some non-domestic buildings. The BUS will be open to properties located in England and Wales. It will run from 2022 to 2025.
Consumers will be able to get:
Heating systems commissioned on or after 1 April 2022 date will be entitled to support under the scheme. (Commissioning is the completion of installation and set-up of the system.) Installers will be able to open an account for the BUS with Ofgem, the scheme administrator, from 11 April 2022. The BUS will open for grant applications and payments on 23 May 2022.
Renewable heating systems in the following homes and small non-domestic properties will be eligible for support through the BUS:
Renewable heating systems in the following homes and small non-domestic properties will not be eligible for support through the BUS:
RECC Guidance and Model Documents
Following the closure of the Domestic RHI to new applicants RECC has updated all its model documents specific to heat pumps, biomass boilers and solar thermal systems. We are also updating the accompanying guidance. You can find these documents here (you will have to log in to access the Members’ Area):
Fast track for systems commissioned before 23 May
Where an installation has a commissioning date between 1 April 2022 and 22 May 2022, installers will be able to submit both voucher and redemption applications for an installation at the same time. This will be a temporary and bespoke approach to alleviate immediate industry pressures and will only apply to applications submitted between 23 May and 31 May 2022. Ofgem will still require property owners to confirm that they have consented to the application being made on their behalf, as per the scheme regulations, but anticipate that this short-term approach will help processing times for installs subject to cashflow pressures. Ofgem will also have staff ready to process these applications and can mobilise further staff to respond to higher volumes of applications being submitted. Processing times are subject to the volumes and quality of applications Ofgem receive as well as property owners confirming their consent. Ofgem are intending to provide further information on the temporary approach shortly.
Other useful resources
You can find more information about the BUS and create an installer account at the links below:
Energy Saving Trust:
If you have any queries about the BUS please address them to BEIS at: firstname.lastname@example.org