NAPIT calls for Enhanced Electrical Safety Standards throughout the UK

Electricity is in use all around us, it can be dangerous and has the potential to be fatal, yet the legislation surrounding the safety standards of electrical installations in dwellings differs throughout the UK and between tenures.  NAPIT is calling on the UK Government and devolved administrations to end this disparity to enable parity of […]

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Government axes Green Homes Grant

The Government has announced that the Green Homes Grants Voucher scheme will close for new applicants on 31 March 2021. This marks the end of its flagship home upgrade scheme just six months after its launch. The decision comes despite high levels of interest from consumers and installers alike. The Green Homes Grant Voucher Scheme […]

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Reflect, regroup and refocus says NAPIT

Mike Andrews, Chief Executive of NAPIT, reflects on 2020 and looks ahead to what 2021 may have in store for the Construction, Repair, Maintenance and Improvement sectors. There is no doubt that 2020 will be remembered for decades. The impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent restrictions imposed nationwide would have been unimaginable to […]

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An overview of Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector

Charlotte Lee, Head of External Affairs at NAPIT, provides an overview of The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020, and how to remain compliant amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. With the 1 April 2021 deadline fast approaching for all homes with an existing specified tenancy required to have in place, or to […]

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NAPIT welcomes Green Homes Grant Scheme, but highlights concerns over duration and standards

David Cowburn, Chief Operating Officer at NAPIT, shares his views on the Green Homes Grant Scheme and the challenge around installer standards: The Green Homes Grant Scheme (GHGS) is a much welcomed policy initiative which provides support to a sector which is in need of a boost, not only due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but […]

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