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On 7th February 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) laid regulations to implement reforms to both the Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes before Parliament. The changes to the schemes have successfully passed through the parliamentary process and come into force today.

MCS would like to inform their stakeholders that the Competency Checker Tool is due to cease today, 30th April 2018.

The MCS Steering Group has taken the decision to formally close the Experienced Workers Route (EWR) Pilot. The feedback from the Pilot will be reviewed to consider if such an approach to demonstrating competency adds value to industry. The Experienced Workers Route remains as a method for MCS Contractors to demonstrate competency working with their Certification Body (rather than a third-party assessor).

Establishing the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as independent of government is aligned with the government’s strategy of enabling the renewables market to be sustainable in the long-term.

We are pleased to announce that this process is now complete. The MCS has been made independent of government. This took place on April 25th, 2018.

On 28th March 2018 a change to the MCS Installation Database (MID) will be implemented to bring MCS certificates in line with incoming changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). This means that some additional questions will appear in the MID, when generating (and amending) MCS certificates. On 7th February 2018, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) laid regulations to implement reforms to both the Domestic and Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) schemes before Parliament.

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