Question to the Department for Energy Security & Net Zero:
To ask the Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero, if her Department will publish guidance to inform businesses about the measures that can be taken to ensure they comply with the forthcoming minimum energy efficiency standards; and whether her Department plans to make support available to help them achieve those requirements.
The Government has guidance on gov.uk advising landlords on the measures and steps to comply with current non-domestic minimum energy efficiency standards. The Government recently launched a campaign to inform businesses of available support and to help reduce their energy consumption and in the West Midlands have launched an audit and grant pilot for small businesses.
For future regulation options the policy design is being reviewed to ensure it remains fair and proportionate for landlords and tenants and to help realise the benefits of energy efficiency. The Government is considering what support and guidance may be required.