Griff Thomas

Battery storage systems get VAT exemption

The zero rate for residential batteries is here. It’s a step towards the mainstream, says Griff Thomas from GTEC, but some clarification of scope is needed. From 1 February 2024, all battery storage systems installed in UK homes benefit from a VAT exemption regardless of whether they are fitted at the same time as solar PV. This […]

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GTEC launches new retrofit training courses

GTEC has launched a suite of energy efficiency retrofit courses, including insulation, draught proofing and ABBE qualifications for Retrofit Assessors & Co-ordinators. With research suggesting that the current rate of retrofit recruitment must triple in order for the UK to meet the 2050 net zero targets, to help boost numbers, candidates on GTEC’s energy efficiency training can […]

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GTEC heat pump training for just £160*

For a limited time only, plumbing and heating installers can access heavily discounted Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) training through GTEC. Available at its nationwide centres, eligible trainees pay just £160, plus VAT*. Training is designed for experienced plumbing and heating engineers and takes three days in total. Offering a considerable saving – the LCL […]

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Heat pumps are scrutinised in a way that gas systems are not – Opinion

Griff Thomas, MD for GTEC and Director of heatly, fully supports the Heat Pump Association’s report ‘Unlocking Widespread Heat Pump Deployment in the UK’, an insightful document that clearly outlines the issues, while painting a clear picture of the market opportunities for installers. Griff gives his views: Unlocking Widespread Heat Pump Deployment in the UK […]

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Installers can help the nation deliver Net Zero goals but they need help to get there – New survey reveals

If the UK is going to have enough installers to deliver Net Zero goals by 2050, it’s vital for the industry to act now; and the good news is that statistics from a City Plumbing survey shows they are open to advice – and want training. Some of the key stats from the survey, which […]

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