Buying Electrical Products

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Full article with thanks to https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/buying-electrical-products/ Safe Shopping Modern homes have more electrical appliances in them than ever before. From white goods to the latest tech gadgets, read our advice to help you shop safe and stay safe once the electrical products are in your home. To protect yourself, your loved ones and your home from the risks associated with …

Safety Around The Home

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Full article with thanks to https://www.electricalsafetyfirst.org.uk/guidance/safety-around-the-home/ Electricity is part of our lives. We use it from the moment we wake up and throughout the day. As a result, we sometimes forget how powerful and dangerous it can be. How Safe is your Home? How Safe Is Your Home A5 Leaflet 2014 How Safe Is Your Home A5 Welsh 2017 Read …

Solar panel owner misses out on eight years of electricity savings

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Full article with thanks to https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/06/solar-panel-owner-misses-out-on-eight-years-of-electricity-savings/ Energy bills mysteriously increased while solar electricity was generated It took eight years after getting solar panels installed for one family to solve the mystery of why they weren’t saving as much as expected on their electricity bill. But they’re unlikely to be the only ones affected. The electricity meter in Jon Doyle’s home …

Latest Landlord Electrical Regulations 2020 – Complete Top Guide

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Full article with thanks to https://www.electricblu.co.uk/landlord-electrical-regulations-guide-2020/ For more information on EICR Electrical Testing. Get in touch to arrange for your property to be tested to ensure it complies with the latest regulations. There has been a lot of speculation lately regarding changes to Landlord Electrical Regulations in 2019 / 2020. The confusion has only been made worse by the fact …

Electrical safety: landlords now have a month to comply of face fines of up to £30,000

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Full article with thanks to https://www.landlordzone.co.uk/news/electrical-safety-landlords-now-have-a-month-to-comply-of-face-fines-of-up-to-30000 The new Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) came into force today giving landlords until July 1st to comply for new tenancies and by 1st April next year for existing tenancies. Landlords have one month left to prepare for new electrical safety rules which came into force today. The Electrical Safety …

VENTILATION KEY PRINCIPLE TO HELP REDUCE COVID-19 TRANSMISSION IN THE WORKPLACE

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Full article with thanks to https://www.electricaltimes.co.uk/ventilation-key-principle-to-help-reduce-covid-19-transmission-in-the-workplace/ ‘Keep Indoor Places Well Ventilated’– This is one of the key principles cited in the UK Government’s COVID-19 return to work strategy1published on 11 May 2020. The strategy also states‘Evidence suggests that the virus is less likely to be passed on in well-ventilated buildings and outdoors’and advises to ‘Use external extractor fans to keep spaces …

Coronavirus: should I let an tradesperson or engineer into my home?

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Full article with thanks to https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/05/coronavirus-engineer-tradesperson-builder-into-my-home/ Lockdown measures to fight the spread of coronavirus are being eased over the coming months. But what if you need a tradesperson or engineer to enter your home? Where does it leave you if you’re about to have work done on your home, you’re halfway through a renovation or you’re faced with an emergency …

DIY jobs you shouldn’t attempt yourself (and those you can)

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From painting to plumbing, electrics to appliances, we reveal the jobs that traders are most often called in to fix Whole article with thanks to https://www.which.co.uk/news/2020/05/diy-jobs-you-shouldnt-attempt-yourself-and-those-you-can/ – Which? A small army of budding DIY-ers are preparing to tackle home improvement tasks, but before you grab your screwdriver, find out which jobs experts recommend you don’t tackle yourself. We’ve asked Which? …

50,000+ SMALL COMPANY DIRECTORS SIGN PETITION AS ‘FORGOTTEN’ BUSINESSES NEEDING COVID SUPPORT

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Full article with thanks to https://www.electricaltimes.co.uk/50000-small-company-directors-sign-petition-as-forgotten-businesses-needing-covid-support/ The Government response to a petition signed by more than 54,000 small business directors of Limited companies is woefully inadequate and suggests a complete lack of understanding of a Director’s plight. Worse, it’s as though Directors are being penalised for past successes, which is totally contrary to the government’s pledge to support entrepreneurial businesses and ‘leave …

CICV FORUM PRAISES HMRC FOR CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME ROLLOUT – BUT SAYS REAL TEST IS STILL TO COME

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Whole article with thanks to https://www.electricaltimes.co.uk/cicv-forum-praises-hmrc-for-coronavirus-job-retention-scheme-rollout-but-says-real-test-is-still-to-come/ The newly-established Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has hailed the “speed and efficiency” of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rollout – but says the real test will be if all claims are paid on time. The specialist body – set up to support Scotland’s construction industry during the current pandemic – said the successful launch by HMRC …