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Survey – Which trade has the best (and worst) customers

 Aug, 19 - 2015   General

We’re sure you’re customers have had their say about the trades, your business, other peoples business. There are loads of customer service surveys but not so many surveys about the customers! For part 2 of our “Battle of the trades” we have decided to try and find out who has...


Understanding The Smart Meter Roll-Out

 Jul, 08 - 2015   General

Welcome to Logic4training’s guide to the Smart Meter roll-out. The United Kingdom is currently in the middle of a national roll-out of smart meters. The government’s plan is to bring our energy system up to date and make sure that by 2020, every home in the UK will be able...


Tradespeople are doing their bit….

 Jun, 17 - 2015   General

A new survey of 500 tradespeople has revealed that you lot are actually a caring bunch who will go above and beyond the call of duty with your customers, one tradesman even went as far as cooking Christmas dinner for a lonely customer!   The survey showed that over 90%...


Phex 2015 highlights

 May, 28 - 2015   General

We had a great time at Phex last week (May 20th & 21st), once again returning to Alexandra Palace for the second year in a row. In 2014 the first show to held at the Ally Pally was a big success and this years was expected to be even bigger,...


Energy bills top your customer’s list of worries!

 May, 18 - 2015   General

A recent EY (Ernst & Young) survey of 2000 consumers has revealed that almost a third are worried about being able to pay their energy bills, compared to just 18 per cent who said they had concerns over their mortgage repayments.   Despite this, however, some 22 per cent of...


Poll reveals construction industry feels it is being ignored

 May, 01 - 2015   General

A poll has revealed that the construction industry feels left out ahead of the upcoming general election but that despite this the Tory’s are on top.   UK construction week recently conducted a pre-election opinion poll to determine which party the construction industry supports at this stage. The survey questioned...


General election – which party is best for small businesses?

 Apr, 27 - 2015   General

Many Logic4training customers are small businesses, either with a small team or working as a sole trader. With the general election coming up, we look at the main parties manifesto’s when it comes to helping SMEs:       The Conservatives: Need a loan to help your business grow? The...


Could you be a foot soldier in the fight against fuel poverty?

 Apr, 02 - 2015   General

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is urging plumbers and heating engineers to help fight against fuel poverty in UK homes, by making recommendations on tackling cold environments or poor ventilation.   With some 2.3 million households in England living in fuel poverty*, NICE is asking that...


The Budget – How will it affect your business?

 Mar, 20 - 2015   General

This week George Osborne announced the much-anticipated pre-election budget, which included some serious sweeteners to gain favour with the voting public. With some good news for businesses in particular, here’s a low down of the bits most likely to affect our customers:   Business rates: Corporation tax will be cut...


Spread the cost of training with Logic!

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We’ve introduced a new finance scheme designed to help customers take-up the training they need, when they need it, while paying back the costs in a more manageable timeframe. The new scheme, which offer course payment over a period of 12 – 60 months, is available across all courses (subject...


PHEX is back at Alexandra Palace for 2015

 Mar, 18 - 2015   General

PHEX returns to Alexandra Palace this year on Wednesday 20th & Thursday the 21st of May, 10am – 4pm on both days.   Last year saw Phex’s debut at Alexandra Palace. We took in the stunning panoramic views of London from the top of the hill, where the palace sits, and...


Skills Gap – Plumbers, Engineers & builders needed

 Feb, 27 - 2015   General

Plumbers Engineers and builders are needed to address the problem of a worrying skills gap that threatens the recovery of the UK economy. It has been described as the biggest skills shortage for a generation. The construction industry has been hit particularly hard, with some of the largest construction firms...


A new form of social media for tradespeople?

 Jan, 21 - 2015   General

Social media for tradespeople, in 2015 it is no longer a case of should I be on there or not. More and more tradesmen and women are finding their way onto Twitter and Facebook. We here at Logic4training have certainly noticed a lot more of you using twitter and the...


Illegal gas workers beware – New sentencing guidelines proposed

 Jan, 15 - 2015   General

Illegal gas workers beware – New sentencing guidelines are being proposed meaning that you can have a say on what the appropriate punishment for their crimes should be. It seems like every week there is a new horror story regarding illegal installers and rogue traders. With inconsistent sentencing often occurring...


It’s going to be a happy new year for Tradesmen

 Jan, 01 - 2015   General

2015 is looking like a happy, busy new year for tradesmen in the UK. Qualified plumbers and heating engineers are among tradesmen who are working harder than ever. Many are expecting a big business boom over the next 12 months after new research was released by trade supplier, Plumbfix. As...


White Van still the most popular

 Dec, 05 - 2014   General

White Van still the most popular It’s official, the white van still cuts it with you guys, it seems it’s the only colour that will really do!   White is still the most popular colour for van drivers. It has apparently been that way for over ten years and it...


Good Neighbours stop rogue traders – Infographic

 Nov, 27 - 2014   General

A new campaign called Good Neighbours Stop Rogue Traders has been launched by The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC).   They are encouraging people to carry out more thorough checks on traders in a bid to crack down on doorstep criminals.  ...


84,000 Plumbers need to complete a tax return . . . do you?

 Nov, 10 - 2014   General

84,000 Plumbers need to complete a tax return . . . do you? Easy Accountancy is part of the multi-award winning SJD group, which provides accountancy services to over 14,000 small businesses throughout the United Kingdom. SJD Accountancy has over 22 years’ experience and are the UK’s largest contractor accountants....