The capital is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave, with the mercury regularly hitting the 30 degrees mark – but it is only a matter of months until winter will be upon us and the hot temperatures will be a distant memory.
So, ahead of the inevitable cold snap, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is this week launching a new £10m boiler scrappage scheme that will help small businesses save money on their energy bills, as well as helping to improve the capital’s air quality.
The Mayor’s Cleaner Heat Cashback scheme – the first of its kind in the UK – will provide between 30 to 40 per cent cashback to small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) when they replace older, polluting boilers, with new, cleaner heating systems.
This is part of the Mayor’s comprehensive programme of air quality measures, and will also help to make London’s workplaces more energy efficient and cut the capital’s carbon emissions.
London’s workplaces make up around 40 per cent of the capital’s greenhouse gas emissions and this scheme will help fulfil the Mayor’s ambition to make London a zero-carbon city by 2050.