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25
SEP
2015

New regulations for Landlords

From 1st October 2015, new regulations require Landlords in England to install carbon monoxide alarms and smoke alarms for tenanted properties, or face a £5,000 civil penalty. Requirement for smoke alarms If your property is occupied under a tenancy, you must ensure that from 1st...
16
SEP
2015

Considering solar panels? Act now before the big cuts

Since the Government launched the Feed-in-Tariff Scheme back in 2010, it’s about to have the biggest shake up yet. According to the latest reports, the Government are proposing to cut solar panel earnings from £515 per year to £135 per year, leading to the phased closure of the...
01
JUL
2015

New RHI tariffs announced for July 2015

The Department of Energy and Climate Change have announced new tariffs for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for the next quarter (1st July – 30th Sept 2015) Commercial RHI The new rates announced for the quarterly period starting on 1 July 2015 show a 5% reduction to the...
11
MAR
2015

New legislation to protect tenants safety

Landlords will be required by law to install working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties. This was announced today (11 March) and is expected to take effect from October 2015. It is said the move will help prevent up to 26 deaths and 670 injuries a year. Brandon...
23
DEC
2014

RHI Rates – The Latest

The DECC has announced tariff reductions in both the commercial and domestic RHI schemes, effective from the 1st January 2015. The RHI is a Government scheme similar to the Feed-in-Tariff but it applies to heat producing technologies instead such as Biomass Boilers, Solar...
31
AUG
2014

Renewable Energy receives high levels of support from the public

Renewable Energy receives high levels of support from the public A recent public attitude tracking survey published by the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) on 12th August 2014 found over three-quarters of UK adults (79%) said they supported the use of renewable...
08
APR
2014
Domestic RHI

Domestic RHI launched today

Today sees the launch of the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a government financial incentive which will pay residents who heat their homes using renewable sources. According to the Sunday Times, nearly 20,000 households that have already installed renewable heating...
18
MAR
2014

New Domestic RHI set to launch by Easter

The Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be launched by Easter and could even be as early as the end of March, according to a spokesperson from the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC). This is great news, and something we have been waiting to hear for quite...
16
MAR
2014

FIT Solar PV Rates – The Latest

The amount that is paid for energy generated from solar panels is set to reduce at the end of this month, as the potential returns of harnessing the sun that beats down on your roof are trimmed once again. The continuing fall of the cost of panels means the average size of...
31
JUL
2013
DECC Renewable Heat Incentive Policy

Domestic RHI Scheme released by DECC

The Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) The government has announced details of the domestic RHI tariff scheme this month, the scheme is due to open in spring 2014. The scheme only covers single domestic dwellings. More than one domestic dwelling connected to the same renewable heat...
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