To ask Her Majesty's Government why an engineer registered under the Warm Front Scheme may carry out a boiler replacement that is eligible for a £300 voucher but may not do the same work if the householder is awarded a grant for the full cost. [HL5246]
Installers registered to work on the £300 rebate scheme cannot work on the Warm Front Scheme unless they are appointed to do so through the relevant competitive tendering process.
To ask Her Majesty's Government whether engineers registered under the Warm Front Scheme will be able to claim tax allowances for administrative charges debited from £300 vouchers in the period before the Warm Front Scheme started to issue invoices for those debits. [HL5248]
Installers registered on the £300 rebate scheme are able to reclaim VAT for the administrative charge debited from the £300 voucher if they are VAT-registered with HM Revenue & Customs. Invoices for the administrative charge were issued from the start of the £300 rebate scheme.
To ask Her Majesty's Government how many engineers are registered under the Warm Front Voucher Scheme; how many under the full grant scheme; and how many in the former category have carried out work without being sent an invoice for the £50 administrative charge per claim. [HL5249]
7,924 installers are currently registered to work on the £300 rebate scheme. 116 installers are currently registered to work on the Warm Front Scheme.
Every installer who has carried out work under the £300 rebate scheme will be sent an invoice for the £50 administrative charge.
Answers received between Monday 10 August and Monday 17 August 2009