Government urged to delay boiler ban for off-grid homes

The government has been urged to push back its 2026 ban on fossil fuel boilers for off-gas grid homes by four years, partly due to concerns that the electricity network will not be ready to cope with increased heat pump installations. A new report, published by the local government think tank Localis, said the government’s proposed deadline for stopping the installation of fossil fuel heating systems in off-grid homes should be brought into line with the 2030 cut-off date for properties connected to the gas network.

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