Elmhurst ask Chancellor to provide financial support to Energy Assessors

Elmhurst has written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak, asking that he urgently implement financial support for self-employed Energy Assessors in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.

In our letter (linked below) we have outlined the following points;

  1. Energy Performance Certificates of the UK’s building stock are not only a legal requirement in house sales (no EPC = no house sale), but they are also a critical tool in helping the Government deliver its climate change targets.
  2. Energy assessment require a site visit which can mean interaction with the public
  3. The majority of energy assessors are self-employed and the current COVID-19 crisis will have drastic impact on their livelihood
  4. Should the industry collapse, than a decade of hard work, which is effective at both taking people out of fuel poverty and reducing climate change, will be lost
  5. That our support in calculating the value of work lost

Elmhurst will continue to support members as best as we are able. We are currently talking with other industry stakeholders as to whether the assessments of occupied builings shoud be suspended until this crisis is over.

Elmhurst's letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Elmhurst has now released its COVID-19 FAQs for Energy Assessors. This is available to view here: https://www.elmhurstenergy.co.uk/covid-19-updates

Article published: 23rd March 2020

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