Consultation on funding of The Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register

Closed 19 Jun 2017

Opened 8 May 2017

Results updated 28 Jun 2017

Following analysis of Consultation responses, a report was submitted to Ministers with recommendations. The Consultation Report and the accompanying Final Business and Regulatory Impact Assessment are published below.

Consultation responses were generally in favour of proposals to maintain the funding of the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register via lodgement fee and to amend that fee.  However, a range of comments were also received on both the increase in charge and the nature of the current register operations, expressing a desire for review and improvement.

Accordingly, regulations will be laid to amend the statutory fees as proposed. These will provide a period of three months prior to introduction of change.  In recognition of the range of comments made in respect of the operation and function of the register, a review of operations will be undertaken within two years and prior to any further change in lodgement fees.


Published responses

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The purpose of this consultation is to update stakeholders on the current status of the Scottish Energy Performance Certificate Register (SEPCR), to advise on pending action to amend the statutory fees payable on lodgement of energy performance data and to seek views on the manner in which the register is funded.

Why your views matter

A public consultation undertaken in November 2011 asked for views on the introduction of a fee for the lodgement of each energy performance certificate (EPC) to the central electronic registry. Responses to the consultation were supportive of the proposal and fees were introduced on 1 October 2012.

In responding to the original consultation, The Scottish Government provided a commitment that any further review of fees and funding would not be undertaken for a period of at least three years and would be notified via public consultation.

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What happens next

Responses to the consultation will be analysed and a report detailing the Scottish Government response and any action arising from this review will be published.


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