How tradespeople can avoid being stung for tax they can’t afford due to Covid-19

If you’re a self-employed tradesperson there are things you can do now, before January’s tax return deadline, to avoid being stung for tax you can’t afford. Anish Mehta, UK Managing Partner at APARI, explains: As a result of Covid-19, many self-employed people will be worried about how they’re going to pay their tax bill. You […]

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The importance of apprenticeships in post-Covid recovery

Covid-19 has had a devastating impact on the UK’s employment, and with the unfortunate fact that young people have been hardest hit means that we are at risk of losing an entire generation. The government has recognised the importance of apprenticeships in helping the UK economy recover post Covid-19, and this has been acknowledged in […]

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Top tips for keeping customers happy from Heating Engineer Andy Gibbs

In the latest issue of Installer magazine, Heating Engineer and regular columnist Andy Gibbs gave his top tips for keeping customers happy; So this column is going to be about business development, or more specifically, customer relations, as without customers, your business won’t develop anywhere. Customer service is key, and it’s something you don’t get […]

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Healthy buildings not achievable without industry-wide change, new research reveals

New research from Uponor has found that the creation of truly healthy buildings is not possible without significant compromise, due to the challenges currently faced by the construction sector. In a survey of over 200 construction industry professionals, 95% of respondents said that the M&E sector is unable to deliver healthy high-rise buildings without overcoming significant […]

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Action required to prevent legionella issues as water quality deteriorates due to lockdown

Tom O’Sullivan, Head of Operations at Guardian Water Treatment urges facilities managers and building maintenance teams to prioritise legionella prevention and water system maintenance to stop the ongoing trend of sample failure rates caused by underused buildings. With people again told to work from home, many commercial and office buildings are closing their doors for […]

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