Rishi Sunak

Budget 2021 – What heating and plumbing engineers need to know

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced his budget for 2021, as the country looks to start recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  The budget covered several issues of particular interest to the plumbing and heating industry, including: Extension of the furlough scheme until the end of September, with employees continuing to receive 80% of […]

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Chancellor urged not to scrap Green Homes Grant

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has been urged not to derail a green recovery by scrapping the Green Homes Grant. 19 organisations representing or working within the energy efficiency and low carbon heating sector have written to Government Ministers, highlighting the importance of the continued and successful delivery of the Green Homes Grant Voucher […]

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak MP visits Worcester Bosch to learn about safe gas technology

On Thursday 9 July, leading heating systems manufacturer Worcester Bosch welcomed the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, to its Worcester factory. During his visit, Mr Sunak met with employees, including a number of apprentices, and toured the Worcester Bosch facilities. The Chancellor was also given an overview of the company’s innovative prototype hydrogen […]

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Heating and plumbing directors/owners express concern and anger after government announces new Self-Employed Income Support Scheme

Owners and directors of heating and plumbing businesses reacted with a mixture of concern and anger on social media after the government announced its measures to support the self-employed during the coronavirus crisis. The government had come under pressure to increase its support for the self-employed, after it introduced measures to pay salaried workers 80% of […]

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