The Department of Energy and Climate Change confirmed today that people looking to be Green Deal assessors, installers, or providers won’t have to pay fees for registration or compliance until 2014 is drawing to a close.
Energy Greg Barker announced the postponement as well as the organisations that will be at the core of the Government’s plot to ensure consumer protection is guaranteed at all times under its energy efficiency programme. Barker said that Gemserv, as well as its partner REAL, has won the bid over who will run the Coalition’s Green Deal Oversight Body.
What this means is that the mentioned organisation will be responsible for registrations of assessors, installers, and providers while monitoring that the Green Deal’s Code of Practice is being followed – effectively ensuring that the industry continues to deliver quality products or services while working under the Green Deal. On the same day, the Minister revealed how Ombudsman Services Ltd is to act as the Green Deal’s main Ombudsman and Investigation service.
All of these appointments come after an open competition, although the results came as little surprise to those in the industry. Barker commented that the government needs to ensure that all Green Deal assessors, as well as installers and providers, receive the stamp of approval needed to guarantee that only the highest levels of consumer protection are provided to both householders and businesses.