Chancellor's Spring Statement:
GSHPA welcomes move to end fossil-fuel heating in new homes

13 March 2019


The Chancellor of the Exchequer has announced new standards 'mandating the end of fossil fuel heating systems in new homes from 2025 delivering lower carbon, and lower fuel bills too'.

This follows on rapidly from the Government's advisory Climate Change Committee recomendation of ending the connection of new homes to the gas grid by 2025 in a report of 27 February, with properties heated with low-carbon energy instead.

Bean Beanland, Chairman of the Ground Source Heat Pump Association said: "The GSHPA welcomes the Chancellor's announcement in his Spring Statement to end fossil fuel heating in all new homes from 2025. The ground source heat pump industry is ready to meet the challenge with a proven and efficient technology that can deliver to home owners and tenants the lowest operating cost and lowest carbon solution. We look forward to working with the Government and others to make this a reality by contributing to the training and standards that will be required to ensure the strongest possible consumer confidence and protection in this growing market."

Climate Change Committee advice on Sixth Carbon Budget

9 December 2020

The CCC recommends that from 2028 no further oil burning boilers should be installed in UK homes and that from 2033 no new gas boilers should be installed.