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Is anyone else having a ridiculously long wait to get the OZEV grant for EV installs?

I did my first EV install in July and have still not been paid the £350. The install has been accepted but the payment team keep saying they are waiting for OZEV to send them a vendor number!! Bloody bureaucracy.

5 months and still not a single penny for any installs. I realise the grants for domestic finish in March, but I am no longer offering it when I do EV installs, I am up front and let the customer know this. TBH this has only been once, but the customer was still happy to go ahead.
 

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Very widespread I am afraid!!!

Anytime you deal with "Big Corporate" be it private or government; payment takes forever - deliberately!!

(except HMRC tbh, if they owe you, payment is received in a few days, if you owe them, they expect payment straight away!!)

I deal with big organisations/consultants etc all the time, and getting payment is a long drawn out process, their contracts often include clauses such as "payment will be made within 30 days", and "we shall receive a discount of 5% for payment within 60 days"... so basically they agree to pay the full amount on-time, but expect a discount for doing so! Then don't pay within even that timescale ( often 6-12 months after) and then apply the discount for "paying on time" anyhow!

Once bitten, I don't argue I just put the price up - over inflate the cost so that when they apply the unjustified discount and the delay in payment - I am still quids up!
 

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You are not alone - I can't be bothered with them either.
I believe @Gavin John Hyde once said he is routinely owed 5 digit sums by them.
when submitting your first install you cna wait 2 months after approval as OZEV/DVLA send it to shared services who verify the company, director etc using government records, also verify electronically the bank account then process payment, it then takes 7-10 days depending on where you fall in the month and pay runs.

Septembers installs submitted 1st October, approved by OZEV 20th October Paid 1st November - 4.2K
Octobers installs submitted 1st November waiting approval, had an email earlier asking for clarification on a parking space being linked in a carpark. not rejected. seems a good civil servant. told they will be approved in next day or so. £4.5K
November so far am up to nearly £5K in grants that will be applied for end of month. Currently flat out and sometimes doing 2 installs a day. got 6 more installs booked before end of the month.
When you do lots of installs you do need good cashflow which I am fortunate to have. I factor the grant into my pricing and in effect add a interest rate to compensate my business.

If waiting such a long time email them and ask them for the progress of your submission.
 

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