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How the cost of living crisis is likely to affect installers and customers

In his exclusive column for Installer, sustainability expert Tim Pollard looks at how the cost of living crisis is likely to affect installers and their customers: When the Governor of the Bank of England describes imminent price rises as “Apocalyptic”, then you know that things are getting serious, and with inflation forecast to reach 10% by the […]

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UK Energy Security Strategy launched

As the UK faces a cost of living crisis, spiralling energy bills and questions over gas supply due to the conflict in Ukraine, the government has launched a new strategy in an attempt to combat those issues. The UK Energy Security Strategy sets out how Great Britain will accelerate the deployment of wind, new nuclear, […]

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What influences a customer when they’re choosing an installer? – Tim Pollard Unfiltered

In his exclusive Unfiltered column,  Tim Pollard takes a look at the things that customers may consider, when they’re searching for an engineer to carry out work in their property. One of the best bits of advice I ever received as a young man was ‘Dress for the job you want, not for the job […]

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Lack of clarity and vested interests are sparking “net zero name-calling” – Tim Pollard Unfiltered

As the government havers over the decision deciding which heat technologies to back as the long term replacements for the gas boiler, Tim Pollard takes a look at the debate that’s playing out in public: Anyone with any depth of knowledge will understand that all the current suggestions to achieve net zero come with major […]

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Snap-It – Is “Deliveroo for spare parts” the future?

In his exclusive column for Installer, Tim Pollard takes a look at Snap-It, a new app that’s been described as Deliveroo for spare parts: What is the most valuable asset for any individual, and particularly anyone self-employed? The answer, of course, is time. The most costly waste is downtime and any tradesperson will recognise that time […]

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