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The MCS Administrators (Gemserv Ltd) will be moving premises. To help us facilitate the move, we will be closing the MCS Helpdesk at 4pm Friday 29th August and opening again at 10am Monday 1st September. As such, we will not be able to respond to any enquiries during this period.

The government has today launched a new domestic Renewable Heat Incentive payment calculator. This calculator will help customers to calculate what they may be paid through the scheme, based on the type of renewable heating system to be installed.

You can visit the calculator here:

To view the full announcement, please go to the Department of Energy and Climate Change website here:

Following the note below from this morning, the MCS Installation Database is now up and running once more. We apologise for any inconvenience this may have caused.

"We are currently performing some routine maintenance on the MCS Installation Database. The database will be up and running once more at approximately 9:45am on Monday 28th July 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience."

Maintenance on the MCS Installation Database (MID) was completed at 18:00 on Friday 25th July 2014. MID users can now access the site.


MCS Installation Database undergoing maintenance from 15.00 on Friday 25th July.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) will be running a free event in Sheffield for Solar PV installers. The event is aimed at installers who carryout work on commercial properties such as schools, farms, factories or may consider doing so in the future. The event will aim to provide key health and safety information to help avoid the recent rise in accidents involved in this type of work.

OFGEM has released a new factsheet designed to help customers whose domestic RHI applications are placed into manual review. The factsheet is available here:

Due to information received through routine regulatory channels last week, MCS is of the opinion that it has to consider the notification to the European Commission of MCS 012. As such, the MCS Standards Management Group (SMG) has decided that until it is fully understood whether notification is required, a very regrettable pause is required in the implementation to ensure that MCS continues to meet its obligations.

Please click here to read the formal communication from the MCS Standards Managament Group. 

On 13 June 2014 the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 came into force. These regulations make significant changes to the consumer protection legislation governing businesses that agree contracts with domestic consumers in the home. The regulations will replace the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000 and the Cancellation of Contracts made in a Consumer's Home or Place of Work (Doorstep Selling) Regulations 2008. They implement the EU Consumer Rights Directive (CRD) adopted in 2011.

To read the announcement from RECC and for further information, please click here.

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