There’s never been a better time to become a qualified Green Homes Grant installer – Says training provider.

Samuel Riley, CEO of training provider North West Skills Academy, believes there’s never been a better time to become a qualified Green Homes Grant installer. Samuel’s academy was one of 18 successful bids from 29 applicants to receive a chunk of more than £6m made available through the Green Homes Grant Skills Competition.   The aim of the competition, which was run by the Department […]

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BEIS announces energy efficient measures that can be taken out as part of the Green Homes Grant scheme

The Department for Business, Energy & Industry (BEIS) has announced the list of home energy-saving improvements that can be carried out under the new Government’s Green Homes Grant scheme. It was also confirmed that all work under the scheme must be completed by a TrustMark Registered Business giving householders quality assurance. Later this month, under […]

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Tradespeople can play a vital role in keeping adults and children safe during lockdown

The current lockdown restrictions mean that right now, vulnerable children and adults may be particularly isolated. This means that the family, community and professional networks they usually rely on may be unavailable or hard to access. However, safeguarding is everyone’s business, as the Prime Minister’s Hidden Harms Summit emphasised last week. The Home Office, in […]

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Safer working guidance for tradespeople

New guidance on working in other people’s homes replaces previously published advice for tradespeople. It means that tradespeople can start to undertake non-essential work in England, such as routine boiler servicing, where it can be undertaken safely (excluding households which are isolating or shielding). Tradespeople should follow the guidance for working in people’s home, available […]

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Vaillant responds to consultation on future support for low carbon heat

Following the Chancellor’s Budget statement on 11 March, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has published a number of documents, including a consultation on future support for low carbon heat beyond the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Mark Wilkins, head of training and external affairs at Vaillant, welcomes the consultation but questions whether […]

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