Policy update from CE National – August 18 2023
Gove writes to social landlords about poor performance
The Levelling Up Secretary Michael Gove has written to social landlords that have received “severe maladministration judgements” from the Housing Ombudsman or receiving regulatory notices for breaches of the Regulator of Social Housing’s consumer standards. Local councils to have received notices include Camden Council, Lambeth Council, Nottingham Council and Westminster City Council.
UK Business Climate Hub launches
On Monday (14 August), the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero launched the UK Business Climate Hub, providing small businesses with advice on everything from paying less for EVs, getting a low-carbon heat pump, to generating green energy and selling it back to the grid to make money. Businesses will be given access to a free carbon calculator and a suite of new tools to help them measure, track and report on their emissions and save money by using less energy. The new support is aimed at 5.5 million small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK, with business and industry accounting for around 25% of emissions. Research shows that 90% of SMEs are keen to tackle climate change, but find it difficult to know how or where to start to find the right solutions to reduce their carbon footprint.