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Heat Pumps

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 39827, tabled on 19 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has a record of the number of trained heat pump installers in 2021.

Answered on

26 July 2022

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) reports that over 1300 businesses are certified to install heat pumps under its scheme and estimates that this includes approximately 4,000 installers in the UK, up from approximately 3,500 at the end of 2021. The total number of trained installers is, however, likely to be greater than this, as MCS Certification is only required for installations receiving Government grant funding. The Government has commissioned further research into the existing heating and cooling installer workforce in England, which will be completed later this year.