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Energy News: Government publishes ECO consultation

06 March 2014

DECC Consultation: The Future of the Energy Company Obligation At yesterdays Ecobuild 2014, Edward Davey, the Secretary for State at the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) announced the publication of the consultation document. The document (summary download here) proposes changes  to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), a major funding mechanism designed to improve the energy performance of the UK housing stock. The consultation will run from 5th March to the 16th April 2014 and


Claim back VAT on Landmark Central Lodgement Fees

24 February 2014

Great news for small businesses from Elmhurst - Claim back VAT on Landmark Central Lodgement Fees – England, Wales and Northern Ireland Over the past weeks we have fought for swift clarification from HMRC that the Landmark Central Lodgement Fee is a statutory fee. HMRC have advised that we can treat the Landmark Central Lodgement fee for England, Wales and Northern Ireland as a disbursement. We are delighted to report that we now have the


Simplified RdSAP GO is here

17 February 2014

Today we launch the updated RdSAP GO software to include functions and features that will simplify the user process when making calculations: watch our show promotional video here. (  More information Please contact the Existing Dwellings Support team on 01455 883 257 or email to become accredited with Elmhurst or for a demo of the software.  


EPC Invoicing Update

03 February 2014

Following previous information regarding the changes implemented by Landmark, we would like to advise you of the following updates:   England, Wales & Northern Ireland – Landmark Central Lodgement Fees No VAT will be charged on the Landmark Central Lodgement Fee from  1st January 2014 and our invoicing has been updated to reflect this.  Scotland – Energy Savings Trust (EST) Central Lodgement Fees We are still awaiting confirmation from the Scottish Government and will advise


The latest Energy Companies Obligation statistics

14 January 2014

Monthly statistics for December 2013.   OfGEM have the latest Energy Companies Obligation statistics.  OfGEM publish monthly stats to show how well the scheme is progressing by obligation. The latest report is from December and is available here: The charts shows the approved measures by Ofgem. There are more measures that are in the process of approval & therefore will be included when approved.  The cumulative chart on the second page shows that the


The Only 2012 Design SAP Beta Software

16 December 2013

The Elmhurst Design SAP 2012 Beta software is now available Free of Charge to all current Elmhurst Design SAP users. Design SAP 2012 Beta is the first software package to come to market which allows users to gain an indicative understanding of how surveys will perform against the Part L 2013 regulations. New software and events   The software is a trial version of Design SAP 2012 and will allow users to familiarise themselves with the new


New Part L CPD Events

03 December 2013

Elmhurst Energy are holding a number of Part L CPD events around the country. Watch our video here: This follows on from the Government publishing the new Approved Documents for Part L. There is a series of events aimed at bringing attendees up to speed with the changes to the Building Regulations. These events will last approximately three hours and will cover the key issues in Part L1 and L2 2013, details of which


Essential Online Training Calendar downtime

02 December 2013

On Monday 2nd December 2013 between 14.30 – 16.30, the online training calendar will be unavailable due to essential maintenance requirements. This downtime will enable us to implement the online payment option so future booking on any of our training courses is quick and simple.   Find out More If you require any further information or wish to book on a course, please contact the office on 01455 883 250. 


The future of ECO as reported by the BBC

29 November 2013

It is being reported by the BBC the government is looking to extend the period over which ECO could be delivered to 4 years. The BBC page here has the full details - Find out More Visit the Elmhurst ECO page to find more, or watch the video here: Use the Online Training Calendar to book your place on our ECO CPD courses.  


Part L 2013 Update Training Courses

17 November 2013

On Friday 15th November 2013, the DCLG published the Approved Documents Part L 2013 and latest versions of the Domestic and Non Domestic Building Service Compliance Guides. As well as this the BRE have now published the SAP 2012 document. If you are interested in learning about Part L as a Continuous Professional Development course please click here to book on the Online Training Calendar.    You can find the new documents by clicking on the following


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