Friday 11 December 2009


The UK's leading manufacturer of heating services has welcomed the Government's Pre-Budget report to deliver a boiler scrappage scheme.

Baxi Group has supported the call for a boiler scrappage scheme since Mick Williams, a plumber's merchant from Hampshire, started a petition to kick-start the campaign. It is hoped that by offering a £400 incentive to scrap old SEDBUK Band G-rated boilers, over 125,000 households will benefit from newer, more efficient models.

Mick said: "I am absolutely delighted on news of the report and am waiting to see the outcome of the Government's proposals. I'm particularly pleased that Baxi Group has supported the campaign from day one!"

Mark Kelly, CEO Baxi Group UK, said: "This announcement is great news for consumers as it helps them reduce fuel bills and will go some way to reducing their carbon footprint.

"It also gives the industry a great lift. After days of speculation, we are delighted that the Government has finally decided to introduce this initiative to tackle UK carbon emissions."

Statistics gathered by the HHIC (Heating and Hot Water Industry Council) estimate that there are 4.5 million Band G rated boilers in use rated at less than 70% efficient. Changing from a Band G rated boiler to a Band A rated boiler could give the householder up to £235 per year on their fuel bills. Upgrading the boiler could also make savings of 1.2 tonnes of CO2 per year.

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Released on behalf of Baxi Group by Connect PR.

For further information contact Lee Southen on 01902 714957 or email

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