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About MCS

MCS is a mark of quality and demonstrates
compliance to industry standards that companies
strive to meet. It highlights to consumers that
companies are able to consistently install or
manufacture to the highest quality every time.

Following feedback from the industry, the MCS Scheme has taken the decision to postpone the implementation of the Installation Fee increase which was due to come into effect on 22nd September 2017. The implementation of the Installer Fee decrease is unchanged. The Scheme appreciates the process of raising the installation fee has caused issues and concern for the industry.

Although the implementation of the Installation Fee increase has been postponed, the Credit Cap will remain at 70 to provide installers the opportunity to purchase the credits they require. Installers may purchase additional credits in excess of the Credit Cap by providing evidence for installations which have been commissioned or to which they have committed to an agreed fee at the current installation fee rate. The following are examples of evidence that, following review, may be considered sufficient, only one of these types of evidence will need to be provided:

  • Commissioning certificate;
  • Electrical test certificate;
  • Building control certificate;
  • Building Regulations compliance through Competent Persons Scheme;
  • Final invoice with system details, location and proof of payment;
  • Binding Fixed price contract, offer or proposal; or
  • Contract with schedule showing installation fee at current rate. 

Note that the above is not an exhaustive list, should installers have any queries about whether the type of evidence they have is sufficient they should contact the MCS Helpdesk.

MCS will communicate the revised dates for the implementation of the Installation Fee increase in due course.