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  • RECC Winter Newsletter 2024

    The winter newsletter is now published.There have been several developments in consumer protection and the renewables sector, including an extension of VAT relief on energy savings materials to include electrical battery storage and water source heat pumps. Consumers can expect further support with an increase in government allocation of an extra £1...

    Posted: 12 February, 2024

  • RECC Exhibits at Futurebuild

    RECC is excited to participate in Futurebuild this year.Futurebuild is a premier event which provides an opportunity for organisations, companies and various brands in the built environment to exhibit their products and services. There is expected to be over 400 + innovative brands and a leading knowledge programme of 500+ industry-leading speakers across 2 conferences and 6 seminar stages...

    Posted: 8 February, 2024

  • Government extends VAT relief on Energy Saving Materials

    Government has announced the expansion of VAT relief on energy saving materials (ESMs) commencing 1 February 2024. The zero-rated VAT applies to: electrical battery storagewater-source heat pumps; anddiverters retrofitted to ESMs such as solar panels and wind turbines...

    Posted: 18 December, 2023

  • RECC Autumn Newsletter 2023

    The autumn newsletter is now published.There have been several developments in consumer protection and the renewables sector, including an increase in the boiler upgrade scheme grants. There are also new consumer guidance documents including guidance on consumers in vulnerable circumstances and a guide to solar panels...

    Posted: 6 November, 2023

  • RECC welcomes increased BUS grants

    Rishi Sunak, Prime Minister, has announced that the grants available under the Boiler Upgrade Scheme (BUS) will increase to £7,500 from 23 October. The increased grants will be available for air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps. RECC welcomes the added incentive the increased grants will provide for homeowners who wish to replace their existing boilers with heat pumps...

    Posted: 25 September, 2023

  • Solar and Storage Live Exhibition 2023

     RECC and EVCC are exhibiting at Solar & Storage Live 2023.Solar and Storage Live is the UK's largest renewable energy exhibition. Visitors are buyers and installers of solar systems.The show is on 17 - 19 October, and will take place at The NEC, Birmingham...

    Posted: 21 September, 2023

  • RECC publishes Guidance for Members on Consumers in Vulnerable Circumstances

    We have updated our Guidance for Members on Consumers in Vulnerable Circumstances. This involved consulting consumer protection experts within the industry, our members and working with the West of England Centre for Inclusive Living...

    Posted: 14 September, 2023

  • RECC Newsletter Summer 2023

    The summer newsletter is now published.There have been several developments in consumer protection and the renewables sector, including changes in the Renewable Adjudication Service. There have also been consumer reports on the green heating sector and small-scale renewable energy systems from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)...

    Posted: 15 August, 2023

  • Annual Report charts noteable RECC achievements in 2022

    The RECC Annual Report describes the huge body of work RECC carried out in 2022 - the year we emerged from the shadow of COVID 19 and started to get back to ‘the new normal’. This was also the year in which the energy crisis saw domestic electricity and gas prices rise dramatically. The effects inevitably turned homeowners to thinking about generating their own heat and power...

    Posted: 7 August, 2023

  • RECC calls on MCS to reverse tick-box consumer plan

    In its response to MCS’s consultation on Scheme Redevelopment, RECC has called for enhanced consumer protection standards in the small-scale renewable sector as a mattery of urgency.In its response RECC particularly questions MCS’s proposal to substitute approved Consumer Code Membership with a tick-box Consumer Duty lacking in any detail or substance...

    Posted: 31 July, 2023

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