Each Home Counts Newsletter 10 June 2016

 

 
‘The Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

10th June 2016

Hello!

The Review team have been continuing to keep industry leads and government officials informed on the progress of the Review report to gain support for the recommendations. We have particularly been working to get ministers on board with the outcomes of the Review.

 

We are still negotiating a publication date and will let you know when that will be in due course.

 

We do appreciate your patience and value your support as the Review team continues working on the report prior to publication.

 
This week…. Next week…..
·        On Tuesday 7th June the Review team met with members from the boiler industry to discuss the Review report.

·        Review team members met with Lord Bourne, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at DECC on Thursday 09th  June to discuss the Review outcomes

 

Future events

 

  • Review team meeting with Ministers
Wednesday 15th June
  • Home Energy Technologies stakeholder meeting to discuss Review Recommendations
Wednesday 15th June
  • Skills & Training workshop
Wednesday 17th August 2016
The Review Report
The proposed Review framework and recommendations aim to ensure the following aspects are addressed:

·        Technical competency required to protect life, health and safety, underpinned by regulatory powers to discipline those that fall below required levels of performance

·        Quality performance to ensure that measures are installed in a way that meets requirements for performance

·        Customer interfacing skills so that those operating within people’s home do so in a way that is respectful and in line with good customer services that might reasonably be expected of them

During this Review, industry have already been achieving quick win actions that align with these goals.  For example, the regulatory and technical disciplines required by the Health and Safety Executive and the Gas Safe Register for safely working on gas appliances has been brought together with the quality and consumer interfacing requirements of TrustMark in a project to ensure a complementary offering of effective consumer protection with rigorous technical compliance. It is this type of approach that the Review recommends for installation of energy efficiency and renewable technologies in the future.

Stakeholder Engagement
We are continuing to meet with various stakeholders to discuss the Review recommendations.  Prior to publication of the report, we do appreciate that without further detail of how the recommendations may fit together and be implemented, there could be some confusion around what the Review is proposing.  We hope to be able to publish soon and in the meantime if you have any questions about the recommendations then please get in touch.

We are delighted that a wide range of stakeholders have contacted us with their views, ideas and letters of support for the proposed recommendations. We appreciate all the correspondence we have received and we will be writing to everyone in due course, to respond to comments and thoughts.

We are aware that whilst we have tried to engage across the industry during the Review some of you may not have been able to fully contribute your views.  After we have launched the Review report we will be  informally inviting feedback on the recommendations and as we plan to move to an implementation phase there will be further opportunity to participate with the Review.

 

If you have not been able to engage  or be actively involved in the Review to date, but would like to get involved  in the implementation phase,  please get in touch,  stating your area of interest by emailing:  BonfieldReview@decc.gsi.gov.uk,

 
The Bonfield Review Team (The Bonfield 10 )
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, Lynne Ebdon, Diana Menville and;

Name: Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation/Fabric, Holistic Property Consideration
Elaine Simpson Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Will Field Home Energy Technologies
Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
If you wish to speak to the Review team about the Quality and Standards, Consumers Protection or Skills and Training workstreams then please contact Alison, Elaine or Will 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@decc.gsi.gov.uk