To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential economic benefits for home owners of requiring gas certificates to carry the Unique Property Reference Number in the next Gas Safe bidding round.
2 March 2021
There has been no assessment of the potential economic benefits for homeowners of requiring gas certificates to carry the Unique Property Reference Number (UPRN). Under the Gas Safety Installation and Use Regulations (GSIUR) only landlords have a duty to carry out annual gas safety checks and retain a record of these. The Regulations already contain a requirement for the details of the properties address to be included on the gas safety check record (regulation 36(3)(c)(ii) refers), and there are no current plans to change or expand these requirements to include the UPRN.