Application Form

Your application to join the Renewable Energy Consumer Code

This Application Form must be completed by a director, partner or owner of the Applicant business as it includes a number of important legal declarations.

The Application Form is split into 2 parts:

Part 1: Part 1 of the Application Form must be completed by all Applicant businesses. Once you have completed PART 1, you are required to pay the non-refundable Application Fee of £80 (excl. VAT). You will not be asked to pay your annual membership fee until we have processed your application.

Part 2: If you plan to undertake domestic work (see 3.1 below), you will be prompted to complete PART 2 of the Application Form which is a separate Self-assessment Form, and to upload supporting documentation for review. You must complete the Self-Assessment Form and submit the supporting documentation before we can start processing your application.

If you only plan to undertake commercial work (see 3.1 below), you do not need to complete PART 2 of the Application Form. NB - references to "you" or "your" are to the Applicant business.

Completion of the Application Form, and payment of the Application Fee, does not constitute acceptance of your business into membership of the Renewable Energy Consumer Code (RECC). Your business, its employees and anyone acting on your behalf are not entitled to display the RECC logo or claim membership until you have received written confirmation from us that you have been accepted as a member of RECC.

PART 1

1.1 Account Login Details

1.2 Your business details

2.1 Primary Contact Details

Please enter details of the individual who will be your company's main correspondence contact with the Renewable Energy Consumer Code

2.2 Billing Contact Details

If different from above, please enter details of the individual who will be your company's main billing contact with the Renewable Energy Consumer Code

3.1 Business activity

Please select below to tell us about your business activities and regional coverage.
* System(s) you deal in
* Region(s) you are active in
Please select the membership category that best suits your business. The total number of employees means the total number of employees involved in renewable energy activities, including sales representatives and administrative staff, even if they are self-employed.

Work type

Please tick all options that apply:
* Work type (domestic)
* Work type (commercial)
If you contract with domestic consumers do you ask them to sign a contract or order form in their home in the presence of your company representative?

3.2 Linked Schemes

EV Home Chargepoints
If you sell and/or install EV home chargepoints, we encourage you to join the Electric Vehicle Consumer Code for Home Chargepoints (EVCC). By becoming an EVCC member you can ensure your business stands out from the crowd. EVCC sets the standards consumers can expect when purchasing an EV home chargepoint. If you apply to EVCC and RECC within a month of each other, you pay an exclusive Joint Application Fee saving you £30.

EVCC

TrustMark
TrustMark is a Government Endorsed Quality scheme. Its core services are in the repair, maintenance, and improvement sectors of the building services trades, helping build consumer confidence and increase opportunities for reputable businesses. RECC is a TrustMark Scheme Operator meaning your business can become TrustMark registered through RECC.

TrustMark

4.1 Declarations

*In these declarations, "individuals closely associated" with the Applicant business include its directors, partners, shareholders, senior staff (regardless of job title), any other individuals closely associated with it and close family members. Where the Applicant business is a sole trader, this includes the Applicant itself.

In the past 5 years, has the Applicant business, or any individual(s) closely associated with it*, been involved with any business that has:
* ... been the subject of the appointment of a receiver, liquidator or administrator?
* ... been the subject of an arrangement with creditors, or of a resolution for winding up?
* ... become insolvent (including bankruptcy)
* ... been dissolved?
* ... had a complaint upheld against it, in part or in full, by the Advertising Standards Authority?
* ... had any Telephone Preference Service/cold calling complaints upheld against it by the Information Commissioner's Office?
* ... previously been a member of a Consumer Code, including RECC, and had its membership terminated?
* ... previously applied for and been refused Consumer Code Membership?
* ... otherwise engaged in any activity which could cause the Renewable Energy Consumer Code to fall into disrepute?

4.2 Declarations continued

"Connected Contractor" -an incorporated or unincorporated business which has a director (including a de facto or shadow director), partner, shareholder, senior manager, member or owner who has previously been or is currently a director (including a de facto or shadow director), partner, shareholder, senior manager, member or owner of a current or former.
* Are there any Court judgment(s) against the Applicant business, any individual(s) closely associated with it* or any business with which those individuals have been involved?
Have any individual(s) closely associated with the Applicant business*:
* ... previously been disqualified from acting as a company director?
* ... been required to give undertakings under the Enterprise Act 2002 with reference to the Applicant or another business, whether or not in a related sector?
* Does the Applicant business currently, or in the future, intend to appoint any person as director, partner or senior staff member which would have resulted in you answering Yes to any of the above declarations in section 4.1 or 4.2?
* In the past 5 years, has the Applicant or any individual(s) closely associated with it, been a Connected Contractor to a current and/or former RECC Member?
* Have any consumers been adversely affected by the Applicant, any individual(s) closely associated with it*, or by any business with which they have been involved?
If you have answered Yes to any of the above declarations in sections 4.1 and 4.2 of this form you must send us relevant supporting information, including the name and company number of any other businesses, and administrator's/ liquidator's report and statement of affairs, or claim numbers in respect of Court judgments. You can email membership@recc.org.uk or telephone us on 0207 981 0850 if you wish to discuss your application further.

4.3 Declarations continued

* Have you read and understood the Renewable Energy Consumer Code and Bye-Laws and do you agree to comply with them at all times?
* Is the information provided in this form and in the following Self-assessment Form, true, accurate and not misleading?
* Do you agree to inform RECC immediately should any change in circumstances mean that any of the above declarations are no longer valid?
If you have answered No to any of the above declarations in section 4.3 of this form you must contact RECC to outline why. You can telephone us on 0207 981 0850 if you wish to discuss your application further.

4.4 Confirm Declarations

* Confirm

5. Payment

All applicants are required to pay a non-refundable Application Fee of £80 (excl. VAT). The Application Fee covers the cost of us carrying out the necessary due diligence checks on your application.

You will not be asked to pay your annual membership fee until we have processed your application. Your membership fee will depend on the membership category you selected above and the Membership Team will check you are in the correct membership category before issuing you with an invoice.

Please note that completion of this Application Form, and payment of the Application Fee, does not constitute acceptance of your business into membership of RECC.