Each Home Counts Newsletter 13 May 2016

 

‘The Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

13th May 2016

Hello!

We are now beginning to think about next steps for the Review report and its publication. This includes continuing to engage with Government on the emerging recommendations and going forward we will be organising more stakeholder events and meetings about the proposals to share the Review’s vison and commitment for the future.

 
This week…. Next week…..
·        On Monday 09th May, Peter Bonfield and Matt Webb met with Stephen Huller, LaserUK, part of BNP Paribas, to discuss engagement with the able to pay market

·       On Tuesday 10th May, Sherif Kahky met with BIS team to discuss the proposed Bonfield Review recommendations

·        Peter also had a very constructive meeting with the Construction Products Association (CPA) on Wednesday 11th May to present the Review report  recommendations and gain their support

·       The Bonfield Review Team met with Sarah Beeny, TV presenter and her team on Thursday 12th May to discuss consumer engagement

Future Events

·       BSI standards task group workshop Tuesday 17th May 2016
 
Industry & Government  meetings
The Review team have been busy meeting with various industry groups to share the proposed recommendations.  There is a lot of enthusiasm around the report and also helpful challenges and discussions on how the proposed recommendations may be implemented. At the point of publication we may not have detailed all the answers in the report, but will be able to propose a clear future direction of travel for the sector.

The Review report is nearing completion and is now finding its way through the corridors of Government.  The Review team met with Lord Bourne on Tuesday 10th May and have held follow up meetings with other government officials, bringing them up to date with progress on the proposed recommendations and the report.

 
Meeting with Sarah Beeny
The Review team had an interesting meeting with Sarah Beeny, TV presenter, and her colleague Angela on 12 May. The main focus of the discussion was around how best to engage with the consumer on energy efficiency and Sarah and Angela shared some helpful thoughts and ideas on this.  The “5 a day” food campaign which was launched a few years ago was given as a perfect example on how to engage and get consumer buy in. The message here is ‘to keep it simple’.

Sherif presented our vision for the Review. The main points were around achieving:

·       Well advised and engaged consumers who have trust in and protected during the process of installing energy efficiency or renewable technologies

·       A well-trained and skilled workforce carrying out safe, high quality and consumer focused work

·       A property specific approach to ensure the correct measures are installed in the correct way and perform as expected

·       Robust and practical standards framework for products and installations

·       An effective enforcement mechanism that ensures excellence throughout the process

·       A simple, fair and customer focused redress process

·       A strong, sustaining and innovative market

 

 
Review Team (The Bonfield 10 )
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, 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
Sherif Kahky Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
Some of you may be aware that Sherif is moving on from the team to pastures new this week.  We wish him all the best.  In the short term if you have any questions on Quality and Standards, Consumer Protection or Skills and Training please contact Alison, Elaine or Will.
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