Gas News

Energy Prices Hikes Will Make Us All Go Green

It’s obvious that winter is approaching. Over the last few days we’re being hit with yet more inflation busting price hikes from the major energy suppliers

Of course there are many reasons for this, the energy companies will list dozens of reasons why everything is beyond their control. This is of little comfort to the rest of us that have see energy…

How safe is your home? Shocking New Survey

A new survey by Gas Safe Register – the UK’s gas safety body has revealed that 1 in 6 homes or approximately 4.2 million households has an ‘unsafe’ gas appliance for full report click here.
Unsafe gas appliances put homeowners and tenants at risk from a number of dangers that include fire, gas leaks, explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning. Gas Safety Awareness being given an increased…

British Gas Offers Insulation Incentive

British Gas

In a bid to reach Government insulation targets, British Gas is now offering £50 to anyone who recommends a vulnerable family member, friend or neighhbour for free loft and cavity wall insulation. In order to qualify as “vulnerable”, the referred individual must be on pension credit, certain income-related benefits or receiving child tax credit, and have an income of less than £16,190. When t…

The Importance of Gas Safe Training

Boiler Repair

Having the right training is imperative for a career in the gas fitting trade and without the right expertise and qualifications, you could put both customers and yourself at risk.

This week, a Milton Keynes plumber was handed a three month community order and instructed to pay a £475 fine for endangering a household with illegal boiler installation and irresponsible maintenance.


UK Governments Autumn Statement brings good news for Small Businesses

Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced a number of initiatives to stimulate the growth of small to medium sized businesses by getting “credit flowing” and Britain building.

Osborne said the government “will invest in funds that lend directly to these businesses, in partnership with other investors like pension funds and insurance companies”.
This will offer…

Recently Qualified Plumbing Course Trainee Looking Forward to New Career!

James Aubrey became a qualified plumber on 27th October after completing his 6189 Plumbing Diploma and Part P scheme. He also completed our free new start support training to help him find a job and has contacted us with good news.

Below is James’ story as told by Maria Truman our Business Development Mentor:

After being made redundant James decided he wanted to be a plumber. He did a lot of…

UKs Vocational Courses Win Gold at World Skills London 2011

Vocational training Trainees from all over the world came to London last month to compete in the World Skills games with the UK winning a number of medals. Also dubbed the “Skills Olympics” the 41st World Skills event took place at London’s ExCel Centre to an audience of over 138,000 people.

The Competitors, all trainees on vocational courses under the age of 25, took part in events in…

Npower hit with £2 million Fine

Npower, one of the UKs big six energy firms, have been handed a £2 million fine for breaching customer complaint regulations.

An investigation found Npower had failed to record, not only, all of the required details regarding complaints from homeowners and small businesses but issues were also found with the efficiency of complaint handling in the investigation lead by Ofgem.

“Consumers hav…

Gas Safety Week Coming Soon

Gas Safe Register

The Gas Safe Registers first “Gas Safety Week” is coming September 12th and is a going to be a great way to let the public know the importance of being Gas Safe and using Gas Safe registered engineers.

This initiative is supported by the Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) and will receive a big push from both companies to the public to raise awareness of gas safety.


New Start Support begins with success!

New Start Support Manchester Support

We’ve just completed our first New Start Support in Manchester and the feedback has been excellent!

Our first group of trainees were an interesting mix; from people just about to make the step into Self Employment to ones already running successful multi million pound business. All of them felt the course was very useful.

Pauline Bowers (6128 Plumbing Professional) was really happy…

Copyright ©2011. All Rights Reserved.