Scottish Public Sector Energy Efficiency Loan Scheme
Frequently asked questions
If you cannot reclaim VAT, the disallowable element should be included as part of the project cost to be shown on the project compliance tool. If VAT can be reclaimed, it should be excluded from the calculations, as the VAT paid to your suppliers can be reclaimed from HMRC.
All projects must be completed within nine months of the date of the commitment letter from Salix, unless a valid reason for an extension is agreed by Salix.
There is no maximum application limit, although Salix may need to review very large applications to ensure a fair spread of loan funding across the public sector. The total value of funding is also limited for this scheme which will determine the amount available.
Consultant costs can be included in the project cost on the business case, as long as the project remains compliant, or Salix can part fund projects that are not 100% compliant.
It is hoped that if you obtain an estimate that this will be fairly accurate. However, payment will only be made against the final completion certificate submitted at the end of the project.
Experience has suggested that there have been issues arising with project changes and changes in costs during implementation and it was therefore considered to be better from a control aspect to make payment against a completion certificate at the time of project completion.
In certain circumstances Salix may agree to interim/stage payments in order to assist. The documentation required in these instances will be different from that shown on the website and included as part of these application notes. Contact Salix support for further details [email protected]
Please contact the Salix Scotland team by emailing [email protected]
You must advise Salix immediately of those projects that will not be completed within the timescale. You should continue with those that you are able to complete on time. You will be sent a new letter of commitment.
It is up to you to manage the funds locally and make the repayments on time – but recycling internally on further energy efficiency projects is encouraged whenever possible.
A list of more than 100 eligible technologies can be found on the Eligible Technologies list in the Project Compliance Tool and Business Case.