Government

Constant government U-turns are damaging the heating and plumbing industry – opinion

In his exclusive Installer column, Tim Pollard shares his view that the government frequently changing its policies is not good for installers, end-users and the industry: When is a pledge, not a pledge? When it is made by a politician of course. (Or when it’s a tin of furniture polish). Herein lies the issue which has […]

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New government rules to ensure new homes produce nearly a third less carbon

The government has announced new rules to ensure new homes and buildings in England produce significantly less CO2 to help the country move towards net zero. Under the new regulations, CO2 emissions from new build homes will be around 30% lower than current standards and emissions from other new buildings, including offices and shops, will […]

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Government expected to announce new target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035

The Government is expected to announce a new target to reduce carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. For the heating, plumbing and renewables industry, the key areas of focus will be low-carbon heating including hydrogen and heat pumps, investment in distric heating, and the take up of electric vehicles. Mark Wilkins, Director of Technologies and […]

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APHC: We need to protect the economy by getting people back to work

On Sunday evening, APHC CEO John Thompson, participated in a conference call with Boris Johnson and Alok Sharma who provided business and industry leaders with a clear message that we need to get people back working in order to protect the economy. APHC has been actively liaising with Government since the very the beginning of […]

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Fuel poverty targets at risk says industry body

Targets to eradicate fuel poverty risk being missed, according to leading energy body Energy and Utilities Alliance CEO Mike Foster. His claim comes from analysis contained in the Committee on Climate Change in the recent Fifth Carbon Budget. The CCC’s report states that fuel poverty has risen to 4.5 million households (2013) from 3.3 million […]

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