CICV Forum issues new health and safety guidance for construction industry

As Scotland moves towards further easing of restrictions, the Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has issued more timely guidance for the industry. The CICV has also sounded a cautionary note, urging the sector to focus on health and safety to protect colleagues, customers and families. The unique collaboration says the sector is “not out of the woods yet” […]

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Graham Flies the Flag at InstallerSCOTLAND/NI Festival

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant is proud to sponsor the upcoming Installer Festival – a digital industry gathering for Scotland and Northern Ireland, between 29 June – 1 July 2021. Well known for its essential industry content as well as for its popular competitions, this virtual event stands to be no different. As such, Graham will present an […]

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Construction industry backs Parliamentary move to withdraw Reverse Charge VAT legislation

UK trade associations are backing an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament expressing concern over the Government’s introduction of its Reverse Charge VAT legislation from 1 March 2021. The EDM, proposed by Scottish National Party MP for East Renfrewshire, Kirsten Oswald, “notes that this is of great concern to small and medium sized firms in the […]

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World Plumbing Day – Q&A with Michael Cairns from Celsius Plumbing and Heating

On World Plumbing Day  (11 March 2021), the Covid pandemic has highlighted the importance of  plumbing engineers as critical workers, on the frontline of public health and safety. While World Plumbing Day was inaugurated in 2010 to mark the link between quality plumbing and health, environmental sustainability and economic prosperity, the past year has also […]

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Kibosh rapid repair clamp – From Apprentice to inventor

To celebrate Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which runs from 1-5 March, Ross Dickinson explains his journey from apprentice to product inventor: Ross Dickinson, a fully-qualified plumber, has designed, developed, and patented the Kibosh, a rapid repair clamp and rapid pipe freezing clamp which helps tradespeople and householders solve the tricky problem of a burst pipe until […]

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