£500 Cash-back available for a new Greenstar Boiler under the London Scrappage scheme

The Greater London Authority, in partnership with the Energy Saving Trust, has introduced a new cash-back scheme which offers homeowners living in London £400 cash-back* for replacing an inefficient boiler with a newer, cleaner model.  In addition to this, Worcester is supporting this scheme by offering an additional £100 cash-back* to qualifying homeowners who replace their old boiler with a new Greenstar gas-fired boiler.


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Am I eligible for the scheme?

You are eligible for this scheme if:

  • you
    • own your home, or
    • are a private landlord with property in London and you, or the agent managing your property, are accredited with the Mayor’s London Rental Standard.
  • you have a gas, LPG, oil or solid fuel boiler that is:
    • 70 per cent or less efficient (SAP2005 energy efficiency rating as detailed in this database).
    • in working order.
    • the main boiler used to heat the home.

The boiler being replaced must have an efficiency rating of 70% or less and use gas, oil, LPG or solid fuel. These boilers will typically be over 15 years old and must be in working order and the main boiler used to heat the home.

An old boiler is likely to be 70% efficient or less if:

  • - it has a permanent pilot light
  • - it is gas fired and over 15 years old
  • - it is oil fired and over 25 years old

The property receiving the new boiler must be located in London (ie. one of the 33 London boroughs) and the installation must be undertaken by a Gas Safe registered installer.


Which boiler should I install?

The new boiler must be a gas boiler with an efficiency of 90% or more.


What are the benefits?

The aim of the London Boiler Cashback Scheme is to reduce London’s emissions. Homes in London account for roughly 36% of current emissions and so significant carbon savings can be made by replacing inefficient old boilers with modern, high efficiency models.

The scheme will result in estimated annual savings of 9,750 tonnes of carbon dioxide and is expected to reduce annual energy bills by around £340 per participating household – equating to a reduction of over £2.2m from Londoner’s energy bills.


How to claim

To qualify for your £500 cash-back, all you need to do is follow these simple steps:

  • Step 1:
    • Before applying for the scheme, check the efficiency and type of your current boiler to ensure it qualifies.
  • Step 2:
  • Step 3:
    • Receive voucher.
  • Step 4:
    • Have a new Worcester Greenstar gas-fired boiler installed by a registered installer.  You must pay for the installation prior to receiving the cash-back.
  • Step 5:
    • Claim £400 cash-back by sending the voucher, signed by yourself and your registered installer, together with the installer’s invoice to the Energy Saving Trust.
  • Step 6: Claim £100 cash-back:
    • Register your Worcester Greenstar Boiler guarantee online within 30 days of installation – Register Guarantee.Uploading a photo of the installer’s invoice and the original £400 cash-back voucher, signed by yourself and your installer.