Carrick MSP backs boiler cash boost

Local SNP MSP Adam Ingram has welcomed the £7.5 million announcement of funding being dedicated towards the Boiler Scrappage scheme.

The action will see up to 18,000 householders each receiving up to £400 towards the cost of a new boiler.

So far South Ayrshire has had a total of 405 scrappage scheme vouchers issued in 2011/12.

Commenting on the announcement Mr Ingram said:

“It is unacceptable in 21st century energy-rich Scotland that we have people unable to pay their bills and living effectively on the breadline whilst energy companies reap ever-increasing profits year after year.

“This announcement by the Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure and Capital Investment Alex Neil will go some way to help remedy this.

“Already we have had in place the Energy Assistance Package and Boiler Scrappage Scheme, and these new measures will go further still and help move Scotland forward, in spite of the harsh funding cuts imposed by Westminster.

“The Boiler Scrappage Scheme has been a resounding success, helping to deliver new boilers to 405 South Ayrshire households just in the past year – this further commitment will bring warmer homes and lower heating bills to many more homes in South Ayrshire.”