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myenergi reward scheme and direct leads for installers

myenergi, the award-winning manufacturer of renewable energy products for eco-smart home management, has launched an online platform to seamlessly connect customers of its zappi EV charge point with certified installers across the UK.  Developed in partnership with EV Comply, the step-by-step solution takes the customer through the OZEV grants application process* and connects them to […]

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No jab, no job – what do you think?

Notoriously outspoken, Pimlico Plumbers chairman, Charlie Mullins, recently stated his intention to draft a new employment contract for its 400-strong workforce to ensure that only those vaccinated against Covid-19 could work for him. Hot on the heels of this statement, Stopcocks Women Plumbers founder Hattie Hasan MBE, condemned the move as a ‘knee-jerk reaction’ that ‘increases […]

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No jab, no job – the right tactic for installers?

Pimlico Plumbers founder and former chief executive, now chairman, Charlie Mullins has told his workforce that if they fail to take a COVID vaccination they can forget working. Called a knee-jerk reaction, Whilst the below focuses specifically on plumbers, we question whether this the right tactic for installers on the front line? The Guardian reported […]

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Putting installers front & centre in our green recovery

At the recent Solar & Storage 2020 live conference (2-4 Dec), one point that was consistently raised in the webinars was the critical role installers play in the road to net zero. Whilst past government tariffs and policies have been heavily weighted in favour of specific technologies, there is now a consensus – even by […]

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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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