Each Home Counts Newsletter 17 June 2016

‘The Bonfield Review’ Newsletter

17th June 2016


We are now very close to having a fully drafted final report. The story is beginning to unfold showing why we are doing the Review and our proposals for a future way of operating within the sector that will build on good current practice and address areas of concern.


The Review team are still engaging with stakeholders, government and ministers with the aim to gain support for the Review recommendations’.


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

This week…. Next week…..
  • On Wednesday 15th June, Peter and the Review team met with the Secretary of State for DECC, Amber Rudd, to discuss the Review findings.


  • Also on Wednesday 15th June Will Field held a Home Energy Technologies stakeholder workshop to discuss the proposed recommendations and next steps.


Future events


  • Cross government meeting to discuss the Review findings
Monday 20th June 2016
  • Skills & training workshop
Wednesday 17th August 2016


Ministerial meeting
This week Peter Bonfield met Amber Rudd, Secretary of State for DECC to discuss the recommendations from the Review for the energy efficiency and renewable energy sectors.


Peter explained the proposed new framework for the sector including a Quality Mark underpinned by a consumer charter, code of conduct and codes of practise designed to provide stronger standards, robust technical monitoring, quality advice and a clear redress process for consumers.  The continued industry input throughout the Review process was acknowledged and the momentum to move towards a long term and sustainable model for the sector.


Peter reports that the meeting was positive and constructive and helps move towards publishing the Review findings.


The Review Report: Progress so far
We are encouraged that a number of organisations are carrying out initiatives in line with the proposed recommendations in the Review report These include:

CIGA and BBA work on pre-install property assessment 

The BBA and the leading Guarantee provider for cavity wall insulation installations, (Cavity Insulation Guarantee Agency) have launched a scheme which requires property assessments to be independently reviewed for compliance with industry specifications to ensure that cavity wall insulation installations are only carried out on suitable properties.


Increased access to EPC data

The Government published a Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) on 1st April 2016 in which it revealed plans to enable open access to data held on the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) domestic and non-domestic registers for England and Wales[1].



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, [email protected]