Each Home Counts Newsletter 2 September 2016

‘Each Home Counts Review’


                           02nd September 2016



This week the Review team have been working to bring the new BEIS Ministers up to speed with the Review and to get their views whilst working to complete the report and build its implementation plan.


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.

Implementation Board
The eighth Implementation Board meeting was held on Thursday 1st September chaired by Peter Bonfield. Peter introduced financier, Stephen Huller, LASER UK and Peter Rickaby, BSI task group to the Implementation Board.

The meeting started with an update on the Review report and its progress through BEIS.  The rest of the meeting was spent on working on and progressing the key elements of the proposed Quality Mark.  This included working on:

·       Consumer Charter

·       Code of Conduct

·       Codes of Practice

·       Information Hub

Some of the key elements included:

·       Scope definition and terminology

·       Interconnection between each element

·       Consideration of barriers to entry and compliance routes

·       Underpinning standards for operation and reporting

·       Lessons learned from existing  approaches

·       Some detailed discussion on the Information Hub

BSI gave an update on the retrofits standards task group and the work they are carrying out on research and gap analysis, to develop a roadmap of standard needs (i.e. overarching framework and code of practice and related standard). PAS 2030 integrates into the work of the retrofit standards task group

This week…. Next week…..
·       The implementation board meeting was held on 01st September. Discussions were held around top level priorities on the Review report.

Future Events

  • Skills & training workshop
Autumn 2016
  • Advice and Guidance workshops
Autumn 2016
  • Home Energy Technologies workshop
To be confirmed
The Bonfield Review Team
The team is:

Peter Bonfield, Kanta Nar, Ben Golding, Matt Webb, Pam Wynne, Nadine Robinson, Diana Menville and;

Name: Work-stream Lead on:
Alison Oliver Advice & Guidance, Insulation/Fabric, Holistic Property Consideration
Home Energy Technologies
Smart Meters, Compliance & Enforcement
Quality & Standards, Consumer Protection, Skills & Training
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, [email protected]