The Specialist Engineering Contractors (SEC) Group has welcomed calls from parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) for government to consult SMEs on how best to introduce project bank accounts and retentions reform in their contracts.
An independent oversight body that would police and scrutinise UK government performance on key environmental commitments should be established to address the potential impacts of Brexit, parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee has argued.
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has called for Ofgem to be appointed regulator of the heat network sector across England and Wales to help ensure improved take-up of the technology.
A third iteration of the Energy Company Obligation (ECO 3) will focus entirely on tackling fuel poverty in low income and vulnerable homes, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has said in response to a recent consultation.
Duct and fire bodies issue new guidance after extensive testing of cleaning materials
Heating controls will now be included in the scope of the Heating and Hotwater Industry Council’s (HHIC’s) Components and Controls Manufacturers Group that works to help shape government policy in a number of key areas.
A ‘no deal’ Brexit arrangement and a failure to secure a viable customs arrangement between the UK and EU should be avoided at all costs, an open letter to the UK government from the EURIS advisory body has urged.
BESA has welcomed government amendments to the Apprenticeship Levy that it has said will ease restrictions on the distribution of funds.
Tracey Richardson has been elected as the president of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering (CIPHE).
Biogases such as biomethane and bioSNG have been put forward as near-term solutions to decarbonise the UK heat industry by switching away from natural gas, yet support is lacking to realise this change, a new cross-party report from Carbon Connect has argued.