Review of the Latest News from Industry Associations

Property Surveyors Association Claims Disarray in Energy Assessment Market

The Residential Property Surveyors Association (RPSA) has today called upon the Government to carry out an urgent investigation into the excessively high numbers of accredited and suspended Domestic Energy Assessors (DEA) in the market place.

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NAPIT ElectricSafe Campaign Reaches Over Half a Million Consumers

The ElectricSafe Register, a new brand and consumer search facility set break new ground in domestic electrical safety, has already seen promotion to over half a million potential consumers throughout the UK.

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Electrical Safety Council Response to the Government’s Changes to Part P

The Electrical Safety Council (ESC) has welcomed the government’s approach to amending Part P of the Building Regulations for England - which have just been announced - but has also expressed some concerns regarding these changes.

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BEAMA welcomes Government’s Smart Meter Decisions

Dr Howard Porter, BEAMA CEO, has welcomed the Government’s publication of rules for consumer engagement, privacy, and security for the smart meter programme: “The smart meter rollout will give UK consumers the information they need to control their energy use.

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Distributors Invited to Free Cable Regulation Seminar

A free technical seminar specifically designed to provide specialist cable distributors with information on current and future regulatory requirements and how to satisfy these will take place on Thursday 13th December at BASEC’s training room at Presley House, Milton Keynes.

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NAPIT Speak Out Over Register Fiasco

NAPIT have recently spoken out against the Electrical Contractors Association (ECA) and Electrical Safety Council (ESC) following the launch of the ‘Electrical Safety Register’, only days after the launch of the ElectricSafe Register.

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Apprenticeship Success Should be Judged by Quality, as well as Quantity

SummitSkills has welcomed the conclusions of a BIS report that suggests quality, and not just quantity, should be the UK’s focus for apprenticeships.

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Announcing the ElectricSafe Register, an Easily Recognisable Brand for the Electrical Industry

NAPIT has launched a new brand and voluntary register called ElectricSafe that will enable consumers to quickly identify competent, registered electrical installers.

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New ESC Guide Provides Essential Landlord Information

The private rented sector is growing dramatically but the array of information relating to letting can be confusing and sometimes, key safety information can be lost in the jargon.  

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TrustMark Warns of Rogue Traders Cashing in on Green Deal Home Repairs

On the day that the Government's flagship Green Deal scheme becomes law to improve the environmental performance of 14 million homes and other buildings, an influential group of 20 consumer advice bodies, charities, trade associations and building industry organisations is urging the Government to tackle the risk of rogue traders cashing in on the Green Deal.

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