On Monday 2nd July secondary legislation was passed by the House of Commons and was in front of the Lords on 23rd July. With the legislation now in place Green Deal and ECO are into delivery phase.
Last month DECC published the response to the public consultation on the Green Deal and confirmed that Gemserv, in partnership with REAL will operate the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body.
The Green Deal Code of Practice was laid in Parliament on Thursday 28 June and supplements secondary legislation. The requirements set out in the Code are designed to ensure that all Green Deal Participants and Certification Bodies operate fairly and transparently; deliver good customer service; have adequate levels of training; and provide appropriate redress mechanisms for customers. Green Deal Participants and Certification Bodies must abide by the conditions set out in the Code in order to operate in the Green Deal, and this will be monitored by the Green Deal Oversight and Registration Body.
From October, Green Deal assessors will be able to complete assessments and providers will be able use the assessment to issue quotes so consumers will be ready to complete a Green Deal plan at the end of January, when the relevant parts of the framework regulations come into effect.
Green Deal Installers will be able to complete work for consumers prior to the end of January if paid for upfront or wholly supported by the Energy Company Obligation.