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Sep 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on SELECT members face double whammy of late payments and rising costs

SELECT members face double whammy of late payments and rising costs

SELECT members across Scotland are being hit by a double whammy of rising costs and late payment, according to a new business survey that tracks quarterly activity and trends. The survey included input from members of SELECT, the Electrical Contractors Association, the Building Engineering Services Association and the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation. […]

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Sep 2018 Latest News, Training | Comments Off on Trade associations win historic skills bid

Trade associations win historic skills bid

Three trade bodies have joined forces to secure an historic agreement from the four UK governments to manage and develop apprenticeships, qualifications and National Occupational Standards for the building services engineering sector. The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA), SELECT and SNIPEF have created a joint body called BSE Skills Ltd, which has now been appointed […]

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Sep 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on Irish €1.25bn agency to build 150,000 homes

Irish €1.25bn agency to build 150,000 homes

The Irish Government has launched the Land Development Agency (LDA) to build 150,000 new homes over the next 20 years as the next step of Project Ireland 2040. The new Agency has an immediate focus on managing the State’s own lands to develop new homes, and regenerate underutilised sites. In the longer-term, it will assemble […]

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Sep 2018 Latest News, Legislation | Comments Off on Prison sentence and fine for rogue trader

Prison sentence and fine for rogue trader

A Lanarkshire man has been sentenced to prison after falsely claiming to be NICEIC registered. The man from Belshill was ordered to spend 11 weeks in prison and fined £675 at Hamilton Sheriff Court recently. He pleaded guilty to running a fraudulent scheme by pretending he was an NICEIC Approved Contractor and authorised to issue […]

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Sep 2018 Latest News | Comments Off on New network launched for female electricians

New network launched for female electricians

An online network has been launched to allow women working ‘on the tools’ in the electrical industry to connect, share views and advice, and create a forum for discussion and ideas. Open Circuit – the name given to the network – has been established by the charity Women on the Tools, in partnership with industry […]

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Sep 2018 Electric Vehicles, Latest News | Comments Off on 18th Edition heralds electric car charging as ‘huge growth area’

18th Edition heralds electric car charging as ‘huge growth area’

Amid the UK government’s ambitious plans to raise uptake of electric vehicles, Bureau Veritas has stated that electric car charging infrastructure represents a “huge growth area” for the industry following the recent introduction of the 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations. According to latest figures, the UK needs at least 100,000 EV charging points […]

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Jul 2018 Latest News, Legislation, Training | Comments Off on NICEIC is moving the electrical industry forward

NICEIC is moving the electrical industry forward

NICEIC explains how its proposed revamp of the Certifier of Construction scheme will significantly improve electrical safety, protect consumers and eliminate rogue trading Over the past 18 months the Scottish Government, supported by a working group from the electrical industry, has been investigating the issues of electrical safety in Scotland. In particular, it has been […]

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Jul 2018 Latest News, Renewables | Comments Off on Scottish households in crippling debt after solar panel scandal

Scottish households in crippling debt after solar panel scandal

Homeowners have been left unable to sell their property and saddled with huge debts after signing up for a UK Government-backed scheme to have solar panels fitted. Customers of the scheme ended up with even higher electricity bills than before, while committed to 25-year finance agreements for the cost of installation. Figures for the number […]

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Jul 2018 General, Latest News | Comments Off on €2bn regeneration fund will boost Project Ireland 2040

€2bn regeneration fund will boost Project Ireland 2040

Eoghan Murphy, TD Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, has announced details of a €2bn Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF). As a key part of Project Ireland 2040 – the Government’s National Planning Framework and National Development Plan – the fund is intended to drive regeneration and rejuvenation of strategic and underutilised areas […]

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Jul 2018 General, Latest News, Training | Comments Off on 2018 apprentice winner praised by Scottish Parliament

2018 apprentice winner praised by Scottish Parliament

Helensburgh-based Zach Swift, who was crowned winner of the 2018 NICEIC and ELECSA Apprentice of the Year competition, has been applauded in the Scottish Parliament. Helensburgh’s MSP Jackie Baillie lodged a members motion at Holyrood, which has been supported by 10 MSPs, congratulating Zach and wishing him well in his future career. The 21-year-old was […]

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