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Implications of lockdown restrictions for installers

Following the Government announcement of national restrictions to commence on the 5th November, MCS took to social media to highlight that tradespeople are allowed to continue working and access customers’ homes, if the customer is in agreement and the guidance on distancing is followed. The Government guidelines clearly outline that those who can should stay […]

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MCS calls for improvements to Green Homes Grant

Following the launch of the government’s Green Homes Grant on 30th September, Ian Rippin, CEO of MCS, calls for improvements to be made for the long-term benefit of installers and consumers alike and highlights the challenges presented by the scheme; “Since the launch of the Green Homes Grant, we have been fielding calls on a […]

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The UK requires a retrofit army to meet Net Zero target

New research published by UK100, a group of mayors and local government leaders, shows that a “retrofit army” of nearly half a million builders, electricians and plumbers will be needed to meet the Government’s objective of becoming Net Zero by 2050. The figures were published as a cross-party task force of 24 mayors and local […]

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MCS support certified contractors with new insurance offer

MCS has announced a new partnership that eases access to insurance backed guarantees (IBG) for MCS certified contractors and their consumers. MCS have collaborated with the Independent Warranty Association (IWA) and undertaken system development to enable contractors to raise an IBG for their consumer at the point of raising the MCS certificate for an installation. […]

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APHC partners with Propeller Workforce Management

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) has announced a new partnership with Propeller Workforce Management software, which will see APHC members receive a host of discounts and service enhancements. APHC CEO, John Thompson commented; “I’m delighted to add a workforce management software solution to our portfolio of APHC member benefits. The partnership with Propeller will […]

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Renewables installers call for extension to the Green Homes Grant

A survey conducted by MCS has revealed that almost half of their certified contractors believe that the Green Homes Grant should be extended to 18 months or more. The company asked over 800 of its members for their views on the government’s latest consumer incentive which was set-up to encourage the uptake of low-carbon renewable […]

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Installers to play a key part in low carbon heating transition

Managing director of NIBE Energy Systems, Phil Hurley highlights how installers will play a key part in the low carbon heating transition, but that government must lead the way. A new report from Leeds University revealed the top ten ways to reduce our carbon footprint this month and it is no surprise to see heat […]

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