“No Fees” Incentive for Green Deal Installers
Assessors, installers and providers of Green Deal services will face no fees for registration or oversight during the scheme’s first two years, the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has announced.
The DECC is going to fund all costs associated with the registration and oversight service in order to help those participating in the scheme, with the intention of moving to a fee-based approach from year three onwards, when the Green Deal has become established.
Speaking at Wolseley, UK’s Plumb Centre Green Deal open day in Leamington Spa, Energy and Climate Change Minister, Greg Barker welcomed the announcement of “no registration fees” which will encourage participation in the scheme and give businesses the confidence they need.
Mr Barker said: “No registration fees for the first two years will remove burdensome admin costs at a time when many can least afford them, helping encourage organisations to get on-board and offering more freedom of choice for consumers.”
The announcement follows the appointment of a multi-service provider Gemserv to run the new Green Deal oversight body which will be responsible for the registration of assessors, installers and providers, the DECC confirmed today.
Commenting on the recent appointment the Energy Minister said: “We need to make sure all the Green Deal assessors, installers and providers get our stamp of approval to ensure the highest level of consumer protection for householders and businesses under this scheme. I am delighted that Gemserv has risen to the challenge and is going to take on this very important role.”
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Posted on June 15, 2012, in Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Climate Change, construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician, electrician jobs, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Government, Green Deal, Infrastructure, Politics, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Course, t4ts, Technology, train4tradeskills, Train4TradeSkills News and tagged assessors, building engineering sector, business incentive, Department of Energy and Climate Change, energy consumers, Energy Minister, Energy Providers, Government, government involvement, green deal, Green Deal Employment, Greg Barker, installers, Scheme participation, t4ts news, train 4 trade skills, train4tradeskills news. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.