Government Consultations

Each year, Elmhurst responds to a number of consultations released by different government departments across the UK. Consultations are released to provoke discussion and thought within the industry which in turn can help government departments to develop effective strategy and policies.

Elmhurst Energy Responses

Elmhurst actively encourages members to respond to all relevant consultations, and always considers their views and opinions when developing our own response. Our Manifesto for Growth  highlights what we believe are the highest priority actions for government and industry to reduce fuel poverty, energy consumption and our impact on climate change. This document forms the basis for a lot of our responses, to ensure that our members remain at the heart of all future energy policy.

Please note: If Elmhurst is responding to any open consultations, these will be displayed below

All Open Consultations

The consultation/s named below are currently open for members of the public to respond to. Any draft responses from Elmhurst will be published as a link on this page prior to the consultation deadline. If you would also like to contribute to Elmhurst's own consultation response please feel free to get in touch.


Building Regulations Part L and F Review – Stage 2A

Released by: Welsh Government   Release date: 25th Nov 2020   Response Deadline: 17th Feb 2021

This consultation sets out changes to Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Part F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations for: existing dwellings, overheating in new dwellings, and changes to align with the energy performance of buildings directive

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Improving home energy performance through lenders

Released by: BEIS   Release date: 18th Nov 2020   Response Deadline: 12th Feb 2021

This consultation establishes a range of proposals that could improve the energy performance of mortgaged properties. One such proposal is that lenders of mortgaged properties could be required to disclose the average EPC performance of the properties on their mortgage portfolio, with them also being encouraged to sign up to a voluntary target of meeting a portfolio average of EPC Band C by 2030.

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Tackling fuel poverty 2020 to 2035

Released by: Welsh Government   Release date: 30th Sept 2020   Response Deadline: 31st Dec 2020

The Welsh Government are seeking views on their proposed fuel poverty plan so that they can develop a stronger, better-informed and appropriate response to addressing fuel poverty in Wales.

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Improving the energy performance of privately rented homes

Released by: BEIS   Release date: 30th Sept 2020   Response Deadline: 30th Dec 2020

This consultation seeks views on proposals for raising energy performance standards for the domestic private rented sector in England and Wales.

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Closed Consultations (England and Wales)

Previous consultations released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Welsh Government and other related industry groups, over the last 12 months, can be found listed below. Each includes a link to the closed consultation and Elmhurst's final response. Outcomes of these consultations will be shared via our latest news and media channels.

Energy Performance Certificates in buildings: call for evidence

Energy Performance of Buildings: changes to the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations

Building Regulations Part L and F Review (Wales)- Consultation

The Future Homes Standards- Consultation

Non-domestic Private Rented Sector minimum energy efficiency standards: future trajectory to 2030- Consultation

Facilitating energy efficiency in the electricity system- Call for Evidence

Fuel Poverty Strategy for England- Consultation

Energy Company Obligation (ECO3): improving consumer protection- Consultation

Building a safer future: proposals for reform of the building safety regulatory system- Consultation

Closed Consultations (Scotland)

Previous consultations released by the Scottish Government in 2019, can be found listed below. Each includes a link to the closed consultation and Elmhurst's final response. Outcomes of these consultations will be shared via our latest news and media channels.

Energy Efficient Scotland: Improving energy efficiency in owner occupied homes

Energy Efficient Scotland: Consultation on further development of the programme

The future of low carbon heat for off gas buildings: a call for evidence

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