UK to scrap 'boiler tax'

The UK government is set to eliminate the so-called "boiler tax" following the increase in prices of new gas boilers by manufacturers.

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This price hike was implemented to compensate for the fines they would incur if they fail to meet the new requirements of installing eco-friendly heat pumps in residential properties.

Energy Secretary Claire Coutinho is reportedly going to scrap previous targets after concluding it was bad for consumers.

Read more: UK to scrap ‘boiler tax’ after makers raise prices to cover any fines | Manufacturing sector | The Guardian