Each Home Counts Newsletter 3 June 2016

 

‘The Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

3rd June 2016

Hello!

 

This week the Review Team have been delving into the detail of the recommendations. We’ve had probing discussions with workstream leads at the implementation board as well as with meetings with other government departments on how the recommendations will work in practice. With this detail being worked out, we’re beginning to meet with stakeholders to present our ideas in full. This process will continue over the coming weeks and months in order to make sure everyone in the industry is fully informed. We’re continuing to work to agree a publication date and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.

This week…. Next week…..
·        The workstream leads met together for the 5th Implementation Board meeting on Thursday, 2nd June

·        A meeting was organised by Claire Curtis Thomas, lead of the Compliance and Enforcement workstream, to speak to a group of stakeholders from the insulation industry to discuss the emerging recommendations

·        A government inter-departmental meeting (DECC / DCLG / BIS) was held on Thursday, 2nd June to discuss the government perspective and interconnections

 

Future Events

· Peter and the team to meet with representatives from the boiler industry

· Skills & training workshop

Tuesday 7th June

 

Proposed dates: 17th or 18th August 2016

 

Implementation Board

The fifth Implementation Board meeting was held on Thursday, 2 June. After a short catch-up on report and workstream progress, the majority of the meeting was spent discussing the details of the recommendations. The group split into two teams to discuss the key topics and consider options. Topics included:

  • Quality Mark; creation and development
  • Operational Management; remit, governance, cost
  • Enforcement; technical monitoring, phoenixing companies
  • Funding; affordability and streamlining
  • Code of conduct; scope and development
  • Codes of practice; timescales and availability of guidance
  • Skills; where will these be set out?
  • Consumer Charter; scope and development
  • Advice/Information hub; timescales, cost and scope
  • Consumer Redress; details of process

The discussions were very productive and we will be using the information to inform our thinking.

 

In other news…

 

The principles and methods applied during the Review by Peter and the team have also been used to tackle flooding, as a contribution to a range of work across Government reviewing Flood Resilience, launched in the wake of December 2015’s storms. Peter chairs a Roundtable looking specifically at property level flood resilience which is developing an action plan which aims to improve the uptake of resilience measures and adaptation in homes and businesses, at risk from flooding and increasingly, extreme weather events. In a similar way to the Review, there are task groups looking at key aspects of delivery: immediate action post event; businesses and SME; one stop shop for information; technical standards; and, behaviour change. The action plan will be published in the Summer.

 

For more information about the National Flood Resilience Review, please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-flood-resilience-review-government-action-to-tackle-floods

 

 

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

 

Kind Regards

Alison

 

 

 

Alison Oliver

Bonfield Review

E: Alison.Oliver@decc.gsi.gov.uk T: 0300 068 6607

Follow us on Twitter.com/DECCgovuk

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

3rd June 2016

Hello!

 

This week the Review Team have been delving into the detail of the recommendations. We’ve had probing discussions with workstream leads at the implementation board as well as with meetings with other government departments on how the recommendations will work in practice. With this detail being worked out, we’re beginning to meet with stakeholders to present our ideas in full. This process will continue over the coming weeks and months in order to make sure everyone in the industry is fully informed. We’re continuing to work to agree a publication date and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.

This week…. Next week…..
·        The workstream leads met together for the 5th Implementation Board meeting on Thursday, 2nd June

·        A meeting was organised by Claire Curtis Thomas, lead of the Compliance and Enforcement workstream, to speak to a group of stakeholders from the insulation industry to discuss the emerging recommendations

·        A government inter-departmental meeting (DECC / DCLG / BIS) was held on Thursday, 2nd June to discuss the government perspective and interconnections

 

Future Events

· Peter and the team to meet with representatives from the boiler industry

· Skills & training workshop

Tuesday 7th June

 

Proposed dates: 17th or 18th August 2016

 

Implementation Board

The fifth Implementation Board meeting was held on Thursday, 2 June. After a short catch-up on report and workstream progress, the majority of the meeting was spent discussing the details of the recommendations. The group split into two teams to discuss the key topics and consider options. Topics included:

  • Quality Mark; creation and development
  • Operational Management; remit, governance, cost
  • Enforcement; technical monitoring, phoenixing companies
  • Funding; affordability and streamlining
  • Code of conduct; scope and development
  • Codes of practice; timescales and availability of guidance
  • Skills; where will these be set out?
  • Consumer Charter; scope and development
  • Advice/Information hub; timescales, cost and scope
  • Consumer Redress; details of process

The discussions were very productive and we will be using the information to inform our thinking.

 

In other news…

 

The principles and methods applied during the Review by Peter and the team have also been used to tackle flooding, as a contribution to a range of work across Government reviewing Flood Resilience, launched in the wake of December 2015’s storms. Peter chairs a Roundtable looking specifically at property level flood resilience which is developing an action plan which aims to improve the uptake of resilience measures and adaptation in homes and businesses, at risk from flooding and increasingly, extreme weather events. In a similar way to the Review, there are task groups looking at key aspects of delivery: immediate action post event; businesses and SME; one stop shop for information; technical standards; and, behaviour change. The action plan will be published in the Summer.

 

For more information about the National Flood Resilience Review, please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-flood-resilience-review-government-action-to-tackle-floods

 

 

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

 

Kind Regards

Alison

 

 

 

Alison Oliver

Bonfield Review

E: Alison.Oliver@decc.gsi.gov.uk T: 0300 068 6607

Follow us on Twitter.com/DECCgovuk

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

3rd June 2016

Hello!

 

This week the Review Team have been delving into the detail of the recommendations. We’ve had probing discussions with workstream leads at the implementation board as well as with meetings with other government departments on how the recommendations will work in practice. With this detail being worked out, we’re beginning to meet with stakeholders to present our ideas in full. This process will continue over the coming weeks and months in order to make sure everyone in the industry is fully informed. We’re continuing to work to agree a publication date and will keep you informed regarding when that will be.

This week…. Next week…..
·        The workstream leads met together for the 5th Implementation Board meeting on Thursday, 2nd June

·        A meeting was organised by Claire Curtis Thomas, lead of the Compliance and Enforcement workstream, to speak to a group of stakeholders from the insulation industry to discuss the emerging recommendations

·        A government inter-departmental meeting (DECC / DCLG / BIS) was held on Thursday, 2nd June to discuss the government perspective and interconnections

 

Future Events

· Peter and the team to meet with representatives from the boiler industry

· Skills & training workshop

Tuesday 7th June

 

Proposed dates: 17th or 18th August 2016

 

Implementation Board

The fifth Implementation Board meeting was held on Thursday, 2 June. After a short catch-up on report and workstream progress, the majority of the meeting was spent discussing the details of the recommendations. The group split into two teams to discuss the key topics and consider options. Topics included:

  • Quality Mark; creation and development
  • Operational Management; remit, governance, cost
  • Enforcement; technical monitoring, phoenixing companies
  • Funding; affordability and streamlining
  • Code of conduct; scope and development
  • Codes of practice; timescales and availability of guidance
  • Skills; where will these be set out?
  • Consumer Charter; scope and development
  • Advice/Information hub; timescales, cost and scope
  • Consumer Redress; details of process

The discussions were very productive and we will be using the information to inform our thinking.

 

In other news…

 

The principles and methods applied during the Review by Peter and the team have also been used to tackle flooding, as a contribution to a range of work across Government reviewing Flood Resilience, launched in the wake of December 2015’s storms. Peter chairs a Roundtable looking specifically at property level flood resilience which is developing an action plan which aims to improve the uptake of resilience measures and adaptation in homes and businesses, at risk from flooding and increasingly, extreme weather events. In a similar way to the Review, there are task groups looking at key aspects of delivery: immediate action post event; businesses and SME; one stop shop for information; technical standards; and, behaviour change. The action plan will be published in the Summer.

 

For more information about the National Flood Resilience Review, please follow the link below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-flood-resilience-review-government-action-to-tackle-floods

 

 

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