Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 17 March 2017

Hello!                

The Review workstream leads are continuing to engage with various stakeholders to help them implement the Review recommendations.  Alongside, the Review Team are helping prepare for several workshops – including one for the quality mark and another on compliance over the coming few months. These will discuss draft implementation plans and delivery proposals.

 

Skills & Training workstream update

At the last implementation board held on Thursday 2nd March Richard Bayliss informed the board about the new “Sustainable Building Training Guide”, produced by the Green Construction Board. This contribution to the improvement of skills and training for built environment professions is aligned with the Each Home Counts Review, recommendation 11:

 

“Industry to begin to embed core knowledge, including basic building physics, design stage and consumer interaction into all relevant vocational and professional pathways, including qualifications, training courses and apprenticeships.”

 

The guide can be found here.

The guide explains the principles of sustainable building in terms that are useful for embedding in standards, qualifications, apprenticeships and competency standards. The guide covers:

·       fabric trades,

·       building services engineering,

·       management roles and

·       designers

It has a strong emphasis on energy in buildings and the learning outcomes in the guide have been designed to be relevant to repair and maintenance / retrofit as well as new build.

 

Finance and Insurance workstream update

The first Finance and Insurance workstream meeting took place on Thursday 9th March 2017. It was attended by all those who expressed an interest at the official launch as well as those already engaged with the workstream. Howard Porter also attended.

Stephen Huller, lead for this workstream, believes that this significantly enhanced expertise in the Group will lead to a coherent and extensive offering for the market.

The finance and insurance workstream will be working closely with all the other relevant workstreams to understand their plans, development and ambitions to ensure that we can have a scalable and sustainable market as we start to implement the Review recommendations.

 

Standards workstream update

The Retrofit Standards Task Group met on Monday 13th March 2017 to review the first milestone of the research project being carried out by NEF into Standards for Retrofit: identification, evaluation and gaps, as set out in recommendation 10 of the Each Home Counts Review. This included approval of the refined scope and framework for the delivery of results.

The initial desk research is being followed by face to face interviews and focus group sessions with users. Delivery of the report is expected in June 2017.

 

This week…. Next week…..

·       The Review team and colleagues from Cornwall County Council spoke on 13th March to discuss potential options for the Cornwall pilot to test the Review recommendations.

·       On Friday 17th March, Howard and the Review team met with Ofgem to review the report recommendations.

Future events

·       Quality mark workshop

March/April 2017

·       Compliance workshop

March/April 2017

·       EHC Implementation Event

May/June 2017

 

The Bonfield Review Team

The team is:

Howard Porter, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, James Sharples and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Quality Mark Functions

·       Monitoring & Enforcement

·       Consumer Protection

·       Standards

·       Delivery Organisation

·       Information Hub & Data Warehouse

·       Skills & Training

·       Data Privacy & Protection

·       Finance & Insurance

·       Building Fabric & Technology

·       Home Energy Technology & Renewables

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk

Each Home Counts Review Newsletter 3 March 2017

Hello (and a goodbye…)

We are writing today with news of changes in the leadership of the Review Team. As Peter Bonfield announced at the launch event, his task as Chair is now complete and, with the publication and launch of the Review Report having been a success, he has decided the time is right to step down.

Peter, with full support from the Implementation Board, has now handed the task of driving the implementation of the Review’s recommendations to Howard Porter, CEO of BEAMA. Howard has been part of the Implementation Board since the beginning, leading the Home Energy Technologies workstream. He sets out his vision later in this newsletter.

As Howard will now be responsible for overall leadership, the Board has agreed that Kelly Butler will take forward the Home Energy Technologies workstream. Kelly has worked closely with Howard and has already played a key role in this section of the Review.

The Review Team are incredibly grateful to Peter for his time, energy and enthusiasm throughout the entire Review process. It has been a pleasure to work with him and we wish him well for the future.

Message from Howard Porter

The publication of the Each Home Counts Report marked the beginning of a new phase of the Review. The role of the Implementation Board is now about action and delivery, to focus on how we are going to take forward the recommendations in the Report and put them into practise.

The Review highlighted a range of challenges across the domestic energy efficiency and renewable energy sector. We now have an opportunity to work with stakeholders to transform the sector and develop a more professional industry that can deliver better value for consumers and promote growth.

This is not a Government-led plan. The recommendations in the Report have been made by industry and it is for industry to take them forward.  We have the support of Government but this will be a genuine team effort and, ultimately, it is for us to make things happen. 

Each Home Counts Implementation Board Meeting

The Implementation Board met on Thursday 2 March to provide updates on the work that has been done since the launch and to discuss future plans. The Review Team are now preparing for the Spring workshop event where we will share and discuss draft implementation plans and delivery proposals. There will also be some smaller events in the near future focusing on the advice workstream and the quality mark. Details will be announced shortly.

Future events

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The Each Home Counts Review Team

The team is:

Howard Porter, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, James Sharples and Diana Menville

Workstreams are:

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If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account eachhomecounts@beis.gov.uk

Each Home Counts Newsletter 5 February 2017

‘Every Home Matters’ Newsletter

05th February 2017

Hello! We are once again pleased to report that there is a lot of activity happening across all the Review Work-streams. The outcome of recent discussions highlights the continued progress we are making. All work-streams are now intently focused on developing roadmaps for the implementation of recommendations and pulling their contributions together for the Review report in the next few weeks.
This week…. Next week…..

Orbit Group Meeting

Peter and team attended a roundtable with some of the largest UK Housing Associations and the National Housing Federation organised by the Orbit Group. This initial short discussion centred on future models for energy performance and investment using the social housing sector as a stimulus for wider community engagement. The sector has significant buying power around energy efficiency that can add to the capacity building across the whole sector.

The positive discussions are expected to result in further participation from the social housing sector into the Review.

Advice & Guidance

Following on from the wider stakeholder meeting for the Advice & Guidance work-stream in December, a small group of key experts met on Tuesday 2nd February to think about more ambitious proposals for improving advice and & guidance to the consumer. The output from this productive session will feed into a wider stakeholder workshop to be confirmed in the coming weeks.

Future Events

  • Quality & Standards
Tuesday 12th February
  • Skills & Training
Tuesday 12th February
  • Compliance and enforcement
Wednesday 17th February
Implementation Board
Implementation meeting held on Tuesday. Peter Bonfield in full flow as chair of the Implementation Board, whilst Elaine Simpson is trying out the Ministers desk for size!

 

Peter Bonfield chaired the inaugural Implementation Board meeting on Tuesday 2 February in the lovely setting of the Ministers office at DECC. Peter was joined by the industry leads of the work-steams and also representatives from DECC and DCLG.

The objective of the meeting was to coordinate the work-streams to ensure a common sense of direction and purpose and also to map out the next steps for the Review, including the publication of the final report. There were discussions about leveraging the buying power of schemes (from Government to individual homeowners) which would use the quality frameworks, standards and methodologies set up by the Review. It was acknowledged that some of the proposed actions from the Review will be able to be implemented quickly; however, some will need to be undertaken over longer timescales. The momentum built up during the Review period will need to be maintained to achieve these actions.

In order to do this, meetings of the main Board will be held monthly until the Review period concludes and at regular intervals to be confirmed thereafter.

Compliance and Enforcement led by BBA
Since the last Compliance and Enforcement work-stream meeting in January, there has been a lot of activity behind the scenes to flesh out and further investigate the topics discussed at the meeting:

  • Virginia Graham (RECC) and her sub-group have been looking at key aspects of a Consumer Code of Conduct.
  • Mike Ormesher (Knauf Insulation) has been working up a tool to define the ‘approved list’ (who is covered by the enforcement framework), and

·        Jon Harley (Gemserve) ran a task group on the role of a regulator on Wednesday 3 February.

Claire Curtis-Thomas (BBA) chaired a meeting at DECC on Tuesday 2 February, intended to bring together the work being done by all the Compliance and Enforcement groups and also the Quality Assurance strand being scoped by the Insulation work-stream, represented by David Adams. Peter Broad also attended to provide links with the Consumer Protection work-stream. The synergies between the work groups were very apparent and the work done by all groups is highly complementary and compatible. Further meetings to continue this work and develop the roadmap for the implementation of actions will take place in the coming weeks.

Consumer Protection led by Citizens Advice
The first Consumer Protection workshop took place on Friday 29 January. The event was well attended by participants from across the industry as well as consumer organisations. The workshop brought new participants to the Review who – working together with some of the other work-stream – produced a lively and productive discussion.

The discussions examined the shortcomings of the current consumer protection regimes and much needed improvements, producing preliminary recommendations in the following areas:

  • Marketing and the provision of Pre Installation Contract Information to consumers;

The pre contract stage prior to property assessments or product installations – including lead generators – should be covered by a QA framework. Simple to understand information should be provided to consumers before entering into contracts.

  • The requirement for an overarching Quality Assurance framework:

Further development needed on this requirement, including on enforcement, although it was agreed that this should bring together different sources of installation technical monitoring information and evidence in one place, and allow householders to have access to all available data on their home.

  • Single point of redress:

Agreement amongst participants that a free and easy to access single point of redress for consumers is very important. Further examination is required of the current redress mechanisms to select best practices and align going forward.

Further discussions are planned in the coming weeks to address guarantees, technical monitoring and further examine consumer redress.

Quality & Standards led by BSI
Following on from the successful Discussion Forum around Retrofit in November, a lot of work has taken place to further examine the topics discussed at the forum. With many additional participants expressing interest in joining the discussions to consider and action our next steps, we are planning a follow on workshop on 12 February.

The key recommendations from the initial meeting which will be discussed in more detail next Friday are as follows:

  • Set up a Task Group of key stakeholders to develop a detailed Standards response to retrofitting energy efficiency measures in domestic buildings.

This activity will include (but not be limited to):

Ø  Agreeing the overarching framework for retrofitting energy efficiency measures

Ø  Developing a brief for carrying out a standards mapping exercise against the Framework

Ø  Identifying and prioritising standards development work that needs to be carried out and who may deliver the work (BSI/non BSI)

Ø  Defining the scope and purpose of an overarching process standard in order to respond quickly to immediately identified needs (including quality and detailing)

The Bonfield 10
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Richard Mellish, Matt Webb, Diana Menville and;

Name: Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation
Elaine Simpson Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Lynne Ebdon Skills & Training
Will Field Renewables
Sherif Kahky Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection
We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@decc.gsi.gov.uk

Each Home Counts Newsletter 20 January 2017

Hello!

The Review team are now in implementation mode and are arranging several stakeholder events for February and April 2017.

We plan to hold the first event on 2 February, to launch the Review and start establishing working groups to deliver aspects of the plan.

We are aware many of you would like to attend.  As we will be restricted by venue space please look out for the invites if you would like to come along to secure one of the available places.

Following publication of the report, if you would like to provide feedback on the Review and its recommendations please send your comments to eachhomecountsreport@beis.gov.uk mailbox by 31st January 2017.

Finance and Insurance Workstream
The next Implementation workstream for finance and insurance was held at the AON Building, Leadenhall Street, on the 19th January.

Stephen Huller, the Chair of the Group, updated the attendees on the implementation timelines and it was agreed that the plans were sensible and achievable.

On the 12th January, Group members, Tim Wheeldon of Fluent Money & the Groups Chair, met with a number of secured lenders in London. They outlined the detail within the recommendations and the implementation timetable of the EHC Review.

Feedback was positive, further supporting the Finance & Insurance Group’s opinion, that the developing market model is one which will attract funding.

Over the coming weeks the Group will continue to engage with funding partners.

If you would like further information regarding this group, please get in touch through the BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk email account.

 

Insulation/Fabric workstream
Following the Review publication, the Fabric workstream will be getting together to discuss the Review recommendations and next steps for the group.  It has been quite some time since the group met and so a general catch up on the current state of the nation is needed.

 

The key topics for discussion will be:

·       Drafting actions needed to implement the recommendations;

·       Identifying working parties to support the actions we need to take forward; and

·       Preparing some technical responses whilst other workstreams develop the governance and constitutional framework.

 

This week…. Next week…..
·       Finance & Insurance workstream met on Friday 19th January to discuss the Review implementation timelines.

·       Alison met with the Competent Persons Forum on Friday 21st to discuss the Review recommendations and implementation.

Future events

·       EHC Launch event 2 February
·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
·       EHC Implementation workshop Date to be confirmed (likely March/April)
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, James Sharples and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

·       Code of conduct

·       Finance & Insurance

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

Following publication of the report, if you would like to provide feedback on the Review and its recommendations please send your comments to eachhomecountsreport@beis.gov.uk  mailbox by 31st January 2017.

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 13 January 2017

Happy New Year!
Message from Peter Bonfield, Chair of Each Home Counts Review
We published the Review Report on the Government website on 16 December immediately following its final approval by No. 10.  If you have not yet seen it then you can find it here. You will see on the website that we have invited feedback on the Review- comments, recommendations, concerns, offers of support and engagement. If you have not done so already and are inclined to do so, then please send your perspectives to eachhomecountsreport@beis.gov.uk by 31 January.

I wanted the Report to be in the public domain as soon as possible, and also wanted the Report to speak for itself and to give the opportunity for stakeholders in the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors to respond freely and without influence. So no press release was issued and no media campaign initiated. I announced the publication through my twitter account @bonfieldpbre. Professional bodies, industry bloggers, stakeholder organisations, consumer groups and trade media picked up the story and subsequently there have been more than 75 articles published which give their perspectives on the Recommendations of the Review. They were overwhelmingly positive in content either factually or in supporting the Recommendations, of course also with specific topics relevant to the stakeholders or needs as concerns over what will happen next.

This has been good to see, but as many of you will be aware, because you have been involved in the Review’s development, our widespread engagement and involvement with many groups has informed the Recommendations and forward plan. So it is perhaps not surprising that the responses have been constructive. The Review has brought together the perspectives, needs and ways forward of many of you who want these sectors to operate responsibly, underpinned by good quality and with greater certainty, in a way that is in the interests of the consumers and an economically more stable and certain private sector – particularly for the many small businesses that operate within it.

So we now move into implementation and I thought it might be helpful to share some of our plans for this.

We are building our timeline and key milestones and outcomes needed to deliver the top level and supporting Recommendations in the Review. We are also mapping who and how we engage effectively with the many people, businesses and organisations who will work together to deliver. At our Implementation Board held yesterday we mapped out some of this detail so we have a clear process, actions and engagement plan.

We plan to hold a launch event, probably in early February, to launch and give information about the Review, and to share some detail of the implementation plan. We will then establish working parties, assigning elements of the plan to deliver, who will come together at a conference and workshop in early April to share and progress our work.

At the launch event I expect to be able to announce some pilot projects which will be used to develop, test, learn and build capacity against the Review Recommendations. And those attending will also hear from other stakeholders who will be driving the Review recommendations forward.

We will also set in place some form of Review communication hub through which we, and others, can communicate. Successful progress is somewhat predicated on effective and open communications.

So, I hope you get a sense of the movement that has already started. It took some while to get the Review published. We are all now taking action to implement so that the Recommendations and beneficial impacts and outcomes for all can be achieved.

Many thanks to the many of you who have contributed to and been part of the Review. As a consequence we have strong buy in and a strong platform to deliver from. I look to you all and others to ensure we do.

Peter Bonfield

Chair, Each Home Counts Review

This week…. Next week…..
·        HET workstream  and BSI retrofit task group meeting, Wednesday 11th January 2017

·       Implementation Board meeting, Thursday 12th January 2017

Future events

·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, James Sharples and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

·       Code of conduct

·       Finance & Insurance

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

Following publication of the report, if you would like to provide feedback on the Review and its recommendations please send your comments to eachhomecountsreport@beis.gov.uk  mailbox by 31st January 2017.

Each Home Counts Newsletter 9 December 2016

 

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

9th December 2016

Hello!

The Review team and Peter are working closely with the design team finalising the layout and graphics for the Review report. The report content is now locked down and input from workstream leads complete.

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Advice & Guidance: Ministerial visit
Margot James MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for BEIS and Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility visited the Energy Saving Advice Service on 1st December.

It was an opportunity for the Minister to see the service, which promotes all domestic policies for her department and helps callers to reduce their energy bills.

The Minister listened to live calls from the public and had a demonstration of the new Energy Saving Advice Service (ESAS) Online website, due to launch imminently.

The meeting also allowed a wider discussion on the need for advice for consumers and what the specific proposed recommendations were for the advice and guidance workstream of the Each Home Counts Review report

 
This week…. Next week…..
The Review teams focus is on finalising the report with the design team in preparation for the Review reports publication.

 

·        On Wednesday 7 December, Peter Bonfield and the Review team met with representatives from the boiler industry to discuss the Review.

·        On Wednesday 7 December, Peter Bonfield gave evidence to the Committee on Fuel Poverty

 

Future events

·       HET workstream  and BSI retrofit task group meeting Wednesday 11th January 2017

 

·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

·       Code of conduct

·       Finance & Insurance

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 2 December 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

2 December 2016

Hello!

The Review Team and Peter Bonfield have met with an array of various stakeholders to provide an update on the Review report’s proposed recommendations.

The Review Team closed the final draft of the report from any further comments and contributions.  We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can.  We will keep you informed on timing.

 

Implementation board
On Thursday 1 December 2016, the Review Team held its ninth Implementation Board meeting, chaired by Peter Bonfield.  The Board held discussions around:

·       Code of Conduct: Liz Male provided an update on the outcomes of the Code of Conduct stakeholder workshop held on Friday 25 November;

·       The pre and post plans for the Review launch;

·       Service Organisation: Claire Curtis-Thomas updated the Board on the functions of the proposed service organisation, and on how this may work in practice; and.

·       The Review Report: Peter Bonfield shared the contents of the report with the Board.

The Board were pleased with the Report’s progress, and emphasised that they looked forward to implementation.

 

This week…. Next week…..
·       The EHC Implementation Board was held on Thursday 1 December to discuss the Reviews launch plans.

Future events

·       HET Workstream  and BSI Retrofit Task Group Meeting Wednesday 11 January 2017

 

·       Quality & Standards: Fabric  Workshop Date to be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

·       Code of conduct

·       Finance & Insurance

If you wish to contact the Review team in relation to the above workstreams  please  email:  BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk.

We welcome your interest in the workstreams.  Please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to the team’s joint email account: BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 28 November 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

28th November 2016

Hello!

The Review team are working on finalising the Review report with support from the workstream leads. As we move towards the report publication, preparations for the implementation phase of the Review Report are also starting to take shape.

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be. We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Code of Conduct workshop
The Each Home Counts: Code of Conduct work stream held their first workshop on Friday 25th November 2016 led by Liz Male.

More specifically, sequestered in a windowless room, a group of 17 stakeholders began to tie together the different aspects of the strawman for the Code of Conduct envisioned under the Review.

The Code of Conduct will set out how firms behave, operate and report in order to hold the proposed Quality Mark for the energy efficiency and renewable energy sector.

This is the first essential step to drafting the related Consumer Charter of rights and responsibilities of the householder.

We anticipate many opportunities for stakeholder engagement in both going forward.

This week…. Next week…..
·       On Monday 21st November the Review team met with Wales’s government officials to provide an update on the Review report.

·       The Review team met several workstream leads to discuss implementation of the recommendations going forward.

·       The Code of Conduct/Consumer Charter workshop was held on Friday 25th November 2016.

Future events

·       EHC Implementation board Thursday 1st December 2016.
·       HET workstream and BSI retrofit task group meeting Wednesday 11th January 2017
·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

·       Code of conduct

·       Finance & Insurance

If you wish to contact the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please drop an email to BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 18 November 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

18th November 2016

Hello!

The Review team and workstream leads continue to meet with stakeholders across the sector as well as arranging future workshops for the implementation phase.  The Review team are also working towards the launch and publication of the Review report.

As we move towards implementation new workstreams will be set up alongside some of our existing workstreams.  Recently added workstreams include the finance and insurance workstream led by Stephen Huller, LaSer UK and Code of Conduct workstream led by Liz Male, TrustMark.

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

 

Finance and Insurance workstream
Invited by Peter Bonfield, Stephen Huller of LaSer UK, part of BNP Paribas Personal Finance, is leading on the Finance and Insurance workstream and exploring how proposed market changes will allow financiers and insurers to provide better market solutions for energy efficiency.  The aim is to make cost effective finance more accessible to a wider proportion of the industry and their customers.

Early collaboration between Financiers and Insurers will allow the experience of customers to be improved, providing peace of mind they are dealing with approved installers and manufacturers and that products perform as customers expect.  It also encourages more innovative operating models.

Stephen Huller comments “ The Review team will engage funders and insurers to deliver significant market benefits.  If this develops as the Review intends, there will be a real possibility of supporting people wishing to retrofit their homes. Producing clear alignment of finance being spent on quality installed products, backed up by insurance giving customers peace of mind.”

The workstream will cover all types of finance solutions, exploring how liabilities are covered in order to improve the overall customer experience.  It will also engage with other workstreams to ensure a fully functioning marketplace as a result of the Review.

 

 

 
This week…. Next week…..
·       The Code of Conduct/Consumer Charter workshop will be held on Friday 25th November 2016.

Future events

·       HET workstream  and BSI retrofit task group meeting Wednesday 11th January 2017

 

·       Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop Date to be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

·       Advice & Guidance,

·       Insulation/Fabric,

·       Holistic Property Consideration

·       Home Energy Technologies

·       Smart Meters,

·       Compliance & Enforcement

·       Quality & Standards,

·       Consumer Protection,

·       Skills & Training

·       Code of conduct

·       Finance & Insurance

If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk

 

Each Home Counts Newsletter 4 November 2016

 

 

‘Each Home Counts Review’ Newsletter

4th November 2016

Hello!

The Review team is finalising the Reports industry chapters and ensuring the proposed recommendations flow seamlessly throughout the full Report.

The Review team are starting to think ahead to a possible launch for the Review publication, pulling together a launch plan.

We plan to publish the Review report as soon as we can and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.  We appreciate your continued patience in the meantime.

Implementation Board
On Wednesday 2nd November 2016 the Review team held its eighth Implementation Board, chaired by Peter Bonfield. The Board held discussions around the following topics:

  • an update on Ministerial engagement
  • key messages about the Review
  • a launch plan
  • further detailing of the Review’s framework and
  • a presentation on the good progress made at the recent workshop on the proposed Information hub / Data warehouse
 
Home Energy Technology workstream: Update
Home Energy Technology workstream (HET)

In last week’s addition of our newsletter dated 28th October, we stated that the HET workstream were planning to meet on the Tuesday 6th December 2016 and a joint meeting between HET and BSI task group was planned for January 2017.

Please note:

The HET workstream  and BSI retrofit task group will  now meet on Wednesday 11th January 2017 to:

·       review the proposed recommendations from the Review, and to

·       discuss how best these can be implemented across the wide scope of technologies covered by the energy efficiency and renewable energy industry and

·       to take forward the codes of practice recommendation under the Review

 

This week…. Next week…..
·       On Tuesday 1st November 2016 Ben Golding and Pam Wynne from the Review team, along with colleagues from BEIS went on a planned visit to BBA and BRE.

·       Peter Bonfield will be meeting with BEIS Ministers on Tuesday 8th November 2016 to present the EHC Review report.

 

Future events

  • Finance Scenarios meeting
Friday 11th November 2016
  • Skills & Training: Code of conduct/Consumer charter workshop
Friday 25th November 2016
  • HET workstream  and BSI retrofit task group meeting
Wednesday 11th January 2017

 

  • Quality & Standards: Fabric workshop
Date to be confirmed
 
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Pam Wynne, Alison Oliver, Nadine Robinson and Diana Menville

Work-streams are:

  • Advice & Guidance,
  • Insulation/Fabric,
  • Holistic Property Consideration
  • Home Energy Technologies
  • Smart Meters,
  • Compliance & Enforcement
  • Quality & Standards,
  • Consumer Protection,
  • Skills & Training
If you wish to speak to the Review team about any of the workstreams above then please contact Alison in the short term.

We welcome your interest in the work-streams, so please continue to send in your contributions, thoughts and comments to our joint email account, BonfieldReview@beis.gov.uk