Dr Peter Bonfield was commissioned by The Secretaries of State for DECC and DCLG, Amber Rudd and Greg Clark to chair an Independent Review of Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for UK home energy efficiency and renewable energy measures.
The purpose of the review was to ‘draw together evidence in relation to weaknesses in the existing framework of standards and propose how it can be made more robust for consumers, while encouraging investment and promoting innovation’.
The review is thought to cover the following:
· Consumer advice and protection: what supports consumers’ decisions ahead of an installation and what assistance is available when things go wrong?
· Standards framework: what ensures that the right products are fitted to the right properties in the right way during the installation?
· Monitoring and enforcement: what ensures that poor quality work is dealt with effectively, and do the arrangements for audit, compliance-checking and sanctions provide sufficient assurance of this?
The review was due to be released in Spring 2016, however it has now been pushed further back until after the EU Referendum. Many in the industry have been waiting on the report since March 2016 in the hope that a path will be paved for how to deal with the controversy of poor cavity wall insulation. At Cavity Wall Lawyers we see daily the impact bad cavity wall insulation has on our client’s lives and are disappointed that we have to wait yet more time for this long awaited Report.
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