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£500 Million Boost For Technical ‘T Levels’

 Mar, 27 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

New ‘T- Levels’ are to be developed between now and 2022, designed to give technical subjects, such as engineering and construction, equal status alongside A-Levels.  The £500 million boost to develop the new vocational qualifications was announced by Chancellor for the Exchequer Phillip Hammond in his budget statement on 8...


The Green Deal Returns

 Mar, 24 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

After weeks of rumors about the Green Deal returning, it has now be confirmed! However, the question floating around on social media is ‘should installers get involved?’ According to Green Deal Provider and Managing Director of Eco-energi John Davidson has said that its good news the deal is ready to go...


Fuel Poverty Needs To Be Debated

 Mar, 23 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

The Energy and Utilities Alliance, also known as the ‘EUA’ has responded to Dimplexs comment by stating that there was ‘no need to bring gas into the electric heating debate’  Consumer electrical goods firm Dimplex has claimed that by ‘upgrading incorrectly specified appliances is the key to reducing fuel poverty...


Fire Protection For Electrical Equipment In Lofts

 Mar, 20 - 2017   ElectricalContinue Reading

NICEIC has produced an interesting guide which covers the risks that should be considered when mounting electrical equipment in loft spaces in domestic premises. You may be aware already that in the installation of electrical equipment in loft spaces of domestic properties is becoming more common. Therefore, this guide will discuss some of...


Gas Safe Register: Britain’s Gas Hotspots 2017

 Mar, 18 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

New research from Gas Safe Register shows around 5 million people are put at risk from CO poisoning, gas leaks and explosions by illegal gas engineers around the UK.  Gas Safe Register is the nation’s only official legal gas registration scheme. Thanks to its recent study (4 years worth of data) they...


IET Wiring Regulations

 Mar, 17 - 2017   ElectricalContinue Reading

With the 18th Edition to the IET Wiring Regulations is due to be published on 1 July 2018, we take a look at some of the likely changes, as well as revisiting the last amendment (the 17th Edition of BS 7671) which highlighted the importance of using RCDs in non-domestic...


Tax Hike Update: Government Make A U-turn

 Mar, 12 - 2017   BusinessContinue Reading

Great news for Logic4training customers!  It was announced yesterday that the government will NOT be going ahead with plans to increase National Insurance for the self-employed. In his Spring Budget last week, Chancellor Phillip Hammond announced unexpected tax hikes for self- employed people, which would have seen sole traders with...


Self-employed Face Tax Hike

 Mar, 10 - 2017   BusinessContinue Reading

Its been said that millions of people who are self-employed are expected to face a tax hike. This includes installers!  Chancellor Philip Hammond, announced in his first budget speech that there are going to be plans to increase the amount of taxes paid by those who are self-employed. According to bytestart, the...


National Apprenticeship Week 2017

 Mar, 07 - 2017   ApprenticeshipsContinue Reading

This week from the 6th – 10th of March 2017 it’s known as the tenth annual National Apprenticeship Week (NAW). A great showcase on how apprenticeships are considered as the ‘Ladder of Opportunity to a brighter future for all’. Led and co-ordinated by the National Apprenticeship Service, NAW will be highlighting and celebrating the success of apprenticeships...


Women In Trades

 Mar, 03 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

Building trades thriving – but where are the women? Building services trades offer women excellent pay and prospects – so why are so few joining up?  This is a question being asked by AXA, whose recent research revealed building trades as the leading source of self-employment in the UK, with start-up...


Specialist Tradespeople Demand

 Feb, 27 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

The demand for specialist tradespeople on the up! TrustMark has reported some positive statistics this week,  leading them to ask – was 2016 the year of the specialist tradesperson? The report is showing a bumper year for homeowners searching for specialist local tradespeople to carry out home improvements and repairs. The...


CGCS Scheme Withdrawn

 Feb, 24 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

After 3 weeks of escalating pressure from installers following the release of the CGCS scheme, it has now been withdrawn today on the 23rd February 2017.  Hundreds of installers joined together to protest against the new scheme. Many felt that being Gas Safe Registered should be enough to prove competency. Gas Engineers...


Business Rates Revaluation

 Feb, 23 - 2017   BusinessContinue Reading

The latest revaluation of business rates comes into force on 1 April 2017 – are you ready? Business rates are charged on most non-domestic properties, such as offices, and businesses will probably have to pay business rates if they use a building or part of a building for non-domestic purposes.  Usually,...


Heating Installer Awards 2017 Deadline Extended

 Feb, 22 - 2017   AwardsContinue Reading

The deadline for the Heating Installer Awards 2017 has been extended. All entries can now be submitted by 5pm on Friday 24th February. Good luck!  Enter The Heating Installer Award Here! – If you missed the deadline don’t worry, this award scheme runs annually!   What is the Heating Installer Awards 2017?...


Smart Meter Target Threatened

 Feb, 20 - 2017   Smart MetersContinue Reading

New research suggests that an emerging north/south divide could possibly affect the governments plan to install smart meters in around 50 million homes by the end of 2020. Smart meters have been strong in the north. 19% of homes in the north west and around a quarter of homes in the north east...


Electricians: Finding More Work in 2017

 Feb, 17 - 2017   ElectricalContinue Reading

Here’s some great news to start off the year; There is a new way for electrical installers get extra work, build their reputation and grow their business in 2017.    NAPIT Keep Busy Scheme Following successful trials last year, NAPIT has launched its ‘Keep Busy Scheme’ in collaboration with Quotatis,...


Energy Company Obligation Reforms

 Feb, 14 - 2017   HeatingContinue Reading

Thanks to recent changes to the Energy Company Obligation (ECO), homes around the UK will get extra support to keep warm during the colder months. This means that ECO will make sure energy companies provide the necessary support those who struggle to meet their heating bills. Plans to extend the scheme from 03/17 to...


ELEX Alexandra Palace Summary 2017

 Feb, 07 - 2017   Trade ShowsContinue Reading

On the 1st and 2nd February 2017, Logic4training was exhibiting at ELEX at Alexandra Palace. We were offering advice on all courses, exclusive discounts and free giveaways.   The Building Trade Show  Alexanda Palace dedicated it’s space to the Building Trades Show in Feb so that builders, plumbers and electricians could see the latest...


CGCS New Certification Scheme

 Feb, 07 - 2017   GeneralContinue Reading

Capita Gas Compliance Services (CGCS) has launched a new UKAS accredited gas safety certification. It will be used to benchmark and confirm that businesses have met all legal gas safety standards. CGCS new certification is recognised by both public and private sector organisations. It will also provide assurance for an organisation and employees...


CO Poisoning On The Rise

 Jan, 30 - 2017   GasContinue Reading

There has been a 10% rise in recorded incidents of suspected carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning at NHS Trusts across the UK: 2014/2015 – 2,220 incidents 2015/2016 – 2,430 incidents That’s an average of 6 people attending A&E every day with suspected CO poisoning! Young and elderly people were the most...