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Statutory guidance: Feed in Tariffs (FITs) determinations

Published 26 February 2013
Last updated 26 February 2021 + show all updates

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Transparency data: BEIS: workforce management information, January 2021

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Consultation outcome: Warm Home Discount Scheme 2021 to 2022

Having considered the responses, we intend to proceed with the proposed one-year extension of the Warm Home Discount scheme, and to implement the key proposals in the consultation.

This includes maintaining:

  • the current rebate amount of £140
  • Core and Broader Group eligibility criteria
  • energy supplier participation thresholds

We will also introduce some changes to the scheme operation and Industry Initiatives, such as:

  • a cap on the individual energy debt write-off allowed
  • the removal of restrictions on providing financial assistance to households eligible under the Core and Broader Groups
  • requiring provision of smart meter advice as part of Industry Initiatives
  • introducing consumer protection requirements for boiler and central heating system installations under industry initiatives through registration with TrustMark

The only proposals we do not intend to take forward are:

  • the introduction of technical monitoring for boilers and central heating systems installed or repaired under the scheme, as auditing will be covered by TrustMark registration
  • the requirement on failing energy suppliers to report on paid and unpaid Core and Broader Group customers and Industry Initiatives spending, as similar outcomes will be achieved by newly introduced Customer Supply Continuity Plans under Ofgem’s Supplier Licensing Review

Subject to Parliamentary approval of the amending legislation, the regulations covering the new scheme year will take effect in the summer and provide continuity for winter 2021 to 2022. While the regulations will come into force after the usual start of the scheme year, we intend Industry Initiatives spending to count towards non-core obligations from 1 April 2021, as long as they are subsequently approved by Ofgem.

As outlined in the Energy White Paper 2020, we intend to consult later this year on the future of the scheme beyond 2022, including on reforms to better target fuel poverty.

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Open consultation: Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive: ensuring a stable scheme

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Correspondence: Coronavirus (COVID-19): Letter to businesses on workplace testing, February 2021

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News story: Government seeks views from service sector to support seamless trade across the UK

  • Consultation launched to increase certainty for service businesses trading within the United Kingdom
  • government is seeking views of regulators and firms on how best to support business as usual
  • UK Internal Market Act passed into law in December last year, enabling seamless UK domestic trade outside the European Single Market

The UK government has today (25 February) moved to ensure continued seamless trade across the UK by gathering information on services sectors which may benefit from exclusion from some rules in the United Kingdom Internal Market Act (UKIMA).

The UKIMA preserves the flow of goods and services across the country now that the UK has left the EU single market.

Under UKIMA, trade and business can continue as usual across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with no additional burdens or barriers for business.

The consultation launched today seeks information on which services sectors should be excluded from the Mutual Recognition and Non-Discrimination rules introduced in the Act.

The consultation also aims to gather further information on whether any changes should be made to the exclusions carried over by the UKIMA that could help enhance the services market across the UK, and on other ways to help strengthen the United Kingdom’s internal market for services.

This will allow businesses to continue operating as they have done, unless there is a good reason to change.

The UK government is asking businesses to provide information on how they operated under the services rules pre-2021, to ensure the current list of excluded services sectors under UKIMA remains well-targeted.

This will enable the flexible application of new rules and deliver certainty for businesses.

Exclusions of this kind were previously in place under the EU Services Directive. This consultation is primarily a continuity measure designed to enable certain services to continue operating as they did previously under the EU Single Market. However, now that we have left the EU and the transition period has ended, the consultation also seeks views on where we can improve on the current arrangements.

The UK government is particularly seeking views from service industry regulators with experience of how the Provision of Services Regulations 2009 (2009 Regulations) apply to their areas.

In addition, the UK government encourages businesses, business representative organisations, think tanks and other bodies with expert knowledge of services regulation to submit responses.

The consultation seeks information and views on:

  • any current cases in which the requirement to recognise authorisations issued by a regulator in another part of the UK is disapplied under the 2009 Regulations
  • why it may be appropriate to formalise such instances under the UKIM Act in the form of specific exclusions from the mutual recognition principle. If there are no good reasons for these instances to be formalised, they will not be included in the list of exclusions
  • why any current derogation under the 2009 Regulations should not be added to the exclusions lists
  • how the exclusions list at Schedule 2, derived from the 2009 Regulations, could be amended to reflect the fact that the UK has now left the European Union
  • any other ways that the UK’s internal market for services could be further enhanced

View the consultation in full on GOV.UK.

Additional information

  • The government will use the information provided to develop a list of services excluded from the Mutual Recognition and Non-Discrimination principles for ease of reference in future
  • the consultation will also provide useful insights into relevant developments within the UK services sectors since the previous Regulations were introduced in 2009
  • possible respondents to the consultation may include government departments, local authorities, devolved administrations, independent regulators, self-regulatory professional bodies, as well as the relevant committees of the legislative bodies of the UK
  • find further information on the UKIM Act
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Press release: UK’s leading space sector to benefit from new government support

  • New Space Sector Export Academy to upskill space-sector businesses
  • Continued support for Leicester Space Park to become a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) for foreign investors
  • Latest in series of economic-support measures to help sectors across the UK build back better.
  • UK space exports reached £5.5 billion in 2019, with the sector generating over a third of its income from exports.

A series of measures to support the UK’s space sector in building back better have been outlined by the government today.

The cutting-edge sector, which currently employs around 42,000 people in the UK and supports approximately 15% of the UK’s wider GDP through space-based services, will benefit from measures that will boost exports and investment, including:

Investment promotion:

  • Continued support of the Leicester Space Park as a HPO for foreign investors, following on from its launch in Spring 2019.
  • The HPO scheme identifies opportunities to attract foreign direct investment into emerging sectors and regions – creating new jobs and growth.
  • Use of GREAT campaign branding to build a suite of new space-specific marketing material for external events.

Export support:

  • Set up a new virtual Space Sector Export Academy to provide training to SME space businesses and increase international trade, investment skills and knowledge

Government coordination:

  • Working with other government departments and local partners to reduce trade barriers and support international partnerships to generate commercial opportunities.

Minister for Exports, Graham Stuart MP said:

The UK’s vibrant and innovative space sector continues to push new frontiers. But, like so many, the sector has been hindered by the pandemic and it is vital that we provide support today to create the exciting opportunities of tomorrow.

The space sector generates more than a third of its income from exports. We want to help businesses grow their exporting, and measures like the Space Sector Export Academy will upskill Space SMEs to do just that.

Science Minister Amanda Solloway said:

The UK’s space sector has shown incredible resilience throughout the past year, and it’s critical that we help to get this dynamic industry growing faster so that we can establish Britain as a leading player in the commercial space race.

This package of government support will enable UK space businesses to flourish, creating highly skilled jobs while driving forward innovative new products that will help improve all our lives, as we build back better from the pandemic”.

UK Government Minister for Scotland, Iain Stewart said:

We are entering a new era for the space industry and for space exploration, and Scotland is a key player in the industry.

The UK Government is driving investment in Scotland’s space industry, with funding at an all time high.

The space sector will be an important part of Scotland’s economic future, bringing highly skilled jobs and investment to Scotland.

Nick Shave, Chair of UKSpace said:

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the UK space sector, particularly due to lower export demand and reduced inward investment confidence.

We welcome this package support measures that the Department of International Trade has created. The measures will help innovative UK companies to position space technology and space-enabled services in the fast-growing global space market which is predicted to grow to over £400 billion per annum by 2030.

Space has real potential to be a major UK industrial success story if government and industry works closely together in partnership via initiatives like this DIT Space Sector Covid Support Plan.

These measures are the latest in a series of economic-support announcements to help sectors across the UK, from Agri-food & drink and tech, to retail & consumer to education, build back better from the pandemic through overseas trading and government support.

The latest package follows the UK-Australia Space Bridge signing on 23 February 2021. The partnership will increase expertise and investment, enhancing cooperation and alignment between the UK Space Agency, Department for International Trade, Austrade, and the Australian Space Agency to coordinate opportunities for governments and companies to work on space-related activities.

A virtual roundtable will be held on 1 March 2021 on the announcement and the support it will provide for space-sector businesses. Those interested can register to sign up here.

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Open consultation: UK internal market: the continuity of exclusions from the principles of mutual recognition and non-discrimination for services

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Publication according to Article 4(1) of REMIT/UMM – Urgent Market Message – Unplanned gas production field unavailability at Teesside CATS (Culzean) – Update

TOMaZ!p@{2w44250419914583-003InactiveGas production field unavailability2021-02-23T22:00:00+00:002021-02-24T06:00:00+00:00Unplanned2021-02-23T21:39:35+00:00GWh/d8150158Culzean export back to normal levels.21YGB-UKGASGRIDWTeesside CATS (Culzean)21ZTAMCST——YTotal E&P UK LimitedA00079170.UK
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Publication according to Article 4(1) of REMIT/UMM – Urgent Market Message – Unplanned gas production field unavailability at Bacton SEAL (Elgin Franklin) – Update

TOMaZ!p@{2w44248634538542-002ActiveGas production field unavailability2021-02-22T06:00:00+00:002021-02-23T12:00:00+00:00Unplanned2021-02-22T00:06:30+00:00mcm/d6.25.711.9Elgin Franklin export rates reduced to approximately 50%. It’s not known at present when Elgin Franklin export will return to normal.21YGB-UKGASGRIDWBacton SEAL (Elgin Franklin)21ZSEACST——KTotal E&P UK LimitedA00079170.UK