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