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CR035 - Clarification of SMICoP Self-Certification Proforma Use as a Statement of Compliance

  • CP Number CR035
  • Raised Date 03/04/2016
  • Implementation Date 27/06/2016
  • Status Implemented
  • Urgent Yes
  • Last Updated 18/07/2019
  • Consent Granted Yes
  • Synopis

    The SMICoP Governance Board Meeting 021, reviewed the 2014 proposed standard Self-Certification proforma, concluding;
    “5.5 The SGB agreed for changes to made to the Self- Certification form to show that Suppliers sign the form to confirm compliance with ‘relevant elements of the code’ and not ‘all elements of the code’ as currently stated on the form. It was noted that the updated Self-Certification Proforma should be published and circulated…”
    An updated version was created and circulated for use by Members. However, as this is not formally set out in the code, not all Members utilised the standard Statement of Self-Certification agreed. Therefore there is not a confirmed position regarding the use of a standard form.
    CR028 was initially raised in order to standardise the use of a SMICoP Self-Certification Pro-Forma as a statement of compliance. On 14 January the Authority provided notification that it had decided to withhold approval of CR028. Within the Authority’s decision letter, it was suggested that the ambiguities in the CR028 drafting would not make it possible to compare how companies operationalise either the current or proposed approach.
    The legal drafting has been refined based on Ofgem’s feedback and has been resubmitted into the SMICOP Change Process as CR035.

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