Boris Johnson kicks gas boiler ban into the long grass after mounting backlash

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT

By Paul Homewood

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According to news reports, the Prime Minister is set to delay the gas boiler ban by 5 years, shifting it to 2040. Boris Johnson’s about-turn is a big win for critics who have been campaigning against this extremely costly and unpopular plan in recent weeks.

Sensible though these changes are, there is more to do, and the GWPF is calling on the Prime Minister to extend the delay also to the planned 2025 ban on gas boilers in new-build properties. This plan threatens to add many thousands of pounds to a new-built property and would make buying a new home unaffordable for most young Britons and ordinary families.

Boris Johnson is right to be concerned about the social and political risks and repercussions of a hugely unpopular ban. The GWPF has been urging the Prime Minister to pause and reconsider the poorly designed and extremely costly…

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