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AHIPP says energy assessor levels will be sufficient to help meet CO2 demands

The Association of House Information Pack Providers (AHIPP) is reassuring the industry that there will be sufficient numbers of energy assessors to conduct energy perfomance certificates (EPCs) by June 2007.

The Government has estimated that there will need to be 4,000 trained energy assessors by June next year.

As well as the existing Home Inspector qualification which includes EPC modules, the government has unveiled a stand alone qualification that will enable candidates with suitable industry backgrounds to qualify as energy assessors.

AHIPP director general Mike Ockenden says: “With energy savings week fresh in the mind and continued media coverage and political debate surrounding current CO2 emissions in the UK, consumers need to improve the energy efficiency of their own homes.”

“Suggestions there will not be enough energy accessors are undermining the value of the EPC. It is a concern that has been taken very seriously and has been reviewed by both the government and AHIPP.”


BlackRock manager Gallagher quits

BlackRock MLIM European dynamic manager Niall Gallagher is leaving the group after nine years to join US fund manager T Rowe Price. Gallagher will be replaced by European equities head James MacMillan.

Aifa warns that FSA must not use trade bodies to plug Newcob gaps

Aifa has warned that potential new FSA rules on industry guidance on the back of the regulator’s Newcob consultation must not push unwelcome additional responsibilities on to trade bodies. The FSA will issue a discussion paper this week on the role of industry guidance in a Newcob world which will look at what trade bodies […]

FSA teams up with Teachers’ TV

The FSA has teamed up with Teachers’ TV to offer a series of programmes about personal financial education to be aired on the channel.The series, called Financial Capability, is made up of four programmes with two designed for use in class as a teaching aid and two designed to build teacher confidence in the subject.The […]


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