Why Is Boiler Plus Being Enforced?
This is part of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, aimed at cutting carbon emissions to combat climate change while driving economic growth.
- The strategy has been launched to cut carbon emissions while growing the economy and keeping bills down.
- Over £2.5 billion of Government funding to be invested in low carbon innovation from 2015 to 2021 and new measures to make the UK a world leader in green finance as part of the Industrial Strategy.
- Homeowners, renters and those living in social housing to benefit from increased energy efficiency and reduced bills with plans for as many homes as possible to have an Energy Performance Certificate of Band C by 2035, potentially cutting energy costs for the average household by £270 a year.
How Will Bolier Plus Be Regulated & Enforced, And By Whom?
Gas engineers who don’t comply are breaching the Building Regulations and are therefore breaking the law and could face prosecution and fines of up to £5,000. This is policed by Building Control, and the Gas Safe Register can also refer safety concerns to the HSE (Health and Safety Executive).
Furthermore, if a gas engineer were to invoice a consumer for non-compliant work, it could be considered fraudulent and therefore open to action from Trading Standards.