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Thursday, January 19, 2017

SKILLS SHORTAGE, OR LACK OF EXPERIENCE?

The Building Engineering Services Association recently sponsored a RAC/H&V round table debate attended by representatives from across the industry including M&S, Sainsbury’s and the Institute of Refrigeration. The debate discussed the well documented skills shortage within the industry, and considered the importance of evidencing an operative’s competence.  Many industry experts have...

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Better Boilers for winter warmth

The Greater London Authority have launched their Better Boilers scheme which aims to help up to 500 fuel poor homeowners in London to keep warm this winter by replacing or repairing, inefficient or broken boilers with A-rated ultra-low emission appliances and new heating controls. To be eligible applicants must: be a homeowner in London be in receipt of qualifying benefits have an...

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Time to declare your turnover

BESA membership subscriptions are directly related to the member company’s turnover. In order for us to calculate our 2017/18 BESA membership subscription costs correctly, all BESA members are being asked to declare their turnover. The declaration process is quick and easy – all you have to do is log in to our online turnover declaration area, fill in the form and click submit. The turnover...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

CITB offers to cut training levy in bid to survive

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is proposing to reduce the training levy it charges firms next year in a bid to stave off its closure. It has offered to cut its bill from 0.5% to 0.35% of an employer’s payroll ahead of an industry vote on its future later this year. While the reduction in charges will be welcomed by those firms in scope to CITB, the creation of the separate...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The latest BESA business survey is now open

The BESA has now launched the latest Building Engineering Business Survey in collaboration with the ECA and Select, sponsored by Scolmore.  To more effectively represent the interests of our members and the wider building engineering sector to the government and key stakeholders, BESA has partnered with the ECA and SELECT for all future State of Trade surveys. By collaborating in this way, it...

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