CIPHE launches update to its manifesto

The Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE) has launched the latest update to its manifesto.

Set against a backdrop of rising fuel and water poverty, the energy crisis and the drive for net-zero, the document shines a light on key industry issues and calls on parliament to understand the huge role the plumbing and heating engineering community plays, and to provide it with the support that it needs.

This manifesto seeks to give parliament an insight into how the plumbing and heating industry underpins many key areas of government policy including, health, housing, energy, environment and education. With recommendations to Government across a number of key policy areas, the CIPHE’s 2022 manifesto focuses acutely on the most pressing problems of the day, with a spotlight on ‘two for twenty-two’ priority areas.

Kevin Wellman, CIPHE CEO, said: “As the Professional Body for the sector, and a registered educational charity dedicated to protecting the public health, the Institute is uniquely placed to give a voice to the industry, while upholding the interest of the general public, on matters that affect the very health and wealth of the nation.

“The CIPHE’s manifesto is a living document, designed to move with the times. While the pressures caused by coronavirus have eased, we are undoubtedly navigating a period of huge upheaval and change. As the UK faces the effects of a dire energy crisis and the need for energy independence, the industry is once again at the centre of government policy in a most critical time of need. As heeded in manifestos before, the UK is going to need a plethora of skilled, qualified and competent engineers, in all disciplines, to achieve its domestic and international aims.“

You can download the CIPHE manifesto at www.ciphe.org.uk/manifesto