Manufacturers have warned that the Chancellor’s decision to axe the first year tax relief on energy efficient equipment from 2020 will give specifiers only a limited time left to benefit. As part of the 2018 Budget, the Chancellor announced the closure of the enhanced capital allowances (ECA) scheme from April 2020. Businesses looking to invest in energy efficiency measures should plan now to take full advantage of tax relief opportunities, warned heating manufacturer Remeha.
The 2018 Budget has set out fresh commitments to transform apprenticeship training that could have implications for the future of the building services sector.
The Construction Products Association (CPA) has downgraded industry growth prospects for 2019, citing the uncertain nature of Brexit planning and delays in the delivery of major infrastructure projects.
UK standards for Heat Interface Units (HIUs) have been revised and updated with an additional number of organisations now able to conduct testing.
The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors (APHC) has warned that the scope of late payments still owed to SMEs working in the building services sector remains too high, with smaller companies in the industry often being forced onto unfair terms.
The government has begun distributing a £400m fund that it has assigned to remove and replace aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding used in high-rise residential buildings owned by social landlords.
A new consultation is seeking feedback on proposals to block supporting biomass combustion installations through the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) for urban properties that are on the gas grid.
A new built environment crowd-sourcing platform that connects investors with innovative projects that can help tackle sustainability challenges within the building services industry has been launched today by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
The government has asked the independent Committee on Climate Change (CCC) for advice on setting a date for when the UK could achieve ‘net zero’ carbon emissions.
The construction and building services sectors are being urged to invest in ensuring sufficient building controls are in place at the design stage of commercial projects to ensure improved cost and operating efficiencies.