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SNIPEF responds as Scottish 2030 ambitions ‘predictably’ abandoned

In response to the Scottish Government’s decision to abandon its 2030 greenhouse gas emissions targets, Fiona Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), has called for a comprehensive reset of policy, engagement, and targets. Hodgson commented: “The 2030 targets, which always seemed more driven by the pursuit of headlines than establishing […]

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Impact of labour shortages worsens for engineering services

The latest engineering services industry survey, backed by leading trade bodies ECA, BESA, SELECT and SNIPEF, shows the growing impact rising labour shortages are having on business owners in the sector. This is having a clear knock-on effect on their business performance. Almost half (42%) of respondents said labour shortages were the biggest concern for […]

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SURVEY: Outdated stereotypes and poor career advice are main barriers to women entering the plumbing industry

Outdated stereotypes and poor career advice are seen as the main barriers for women considering a career in the plumbing and heating industry, according to a new survey from the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF). In a poll-of-polls of 674 people, 39% of respondents believed sexist and outdated stereotypes were the main barrier […]

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Payment and recruitment challenges loom for engineering services in 2023

An engineering services sector survey shows that the majority of business owners and decision-makers expect their business performance to improve in the short term but worsen by the end of 2023. Worries about staff shortages, payment times and cashflow persist. The latest findings of the quarterly Building Engineering Business Survey, backed by trade bodies ECA, […]

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How to help customers reduce energy costs this winter

Martyn Raine, Technical Skills Manager at SNIPEF, takes a look at the things that installers can advise their customers to save money this winter. “Go and put another jumper on” is something I heard as a child, but is it something this generation will hear?  We all deserve the right to be warm; building regulations […]

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