Electricians will soon be warned by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) that they should pay any undisclosed taxes.
The campaign is aimed at anyone who installs or maintains or tests electrical systems, equipment and appliances and covers any unpaid tax - whether you made an error despite taking reasonable care, whether you were careless, or whether it was something you did deliberately.
This year, Electrical Fire Safety week runs from 23rd to 29th January 2012.
With many fires in the home starting through lack of awareness, Electrical Fire Safety Week is an ideal time for the electrical industry to focus on these important issues, giving householders the opportunity to spot some easily remedied mistakes they have in their homes.
Fire Safety week is not about pointing fingers and laying the blame, its quite the opposite. Electrical Fire Safety week is designed to save lives and prevent Electrical Fires in the home.
As a thank you to My Local Electrician users we have today introduced a user points scheme where you can get rewarded by adding content and contributing to the My Local Electrician magazine.
Contributing to My Local Electrician is a great way to promote yourself and your business online. In doing so you automatically accumulate points and be in for a chance to win some great prizes!
NAPIT are fully supporting Electrical Fire Safety week from January 23rd- 29th 2012. In terms of everyday domestic danger, electricity is massively underestimated and people still choose to turn a blind eye when it comes to electrical safety awareness, despite the potentially fatal consequences which stem from domestic hazards such as defective electric blankets or overloaded sockets.
In December 2011 the high court ruled that the proposed changes to cut the payout on solar panels was unlawful.
Friends of the Earth and 2 solar companies Solar Energy and Homesun challenged the governments proposed ruling of cutting the 43p return on solar energy panels to 21p – thereby halving the return on investment. They challenged whether the governments proposition was legal and by continuing with their plans unchallenged, threaten to devastate the whole industry through loss of confidence both within the workforce and the consumers who will see a drop on their return.
London-based trade installers can take advantage of free Renewable Energy workshops from January to March 2012. Independent consultants BSK-CiC, working together with NAPIT, are providing access to specifically designed workshops which focus on business opportunities relating to low carbon emissions and the renewable energy sectors.
At last the waiting time is over and we can finally announce the 3 winners of the on line electrician of the year awards 2011.
Julian Grant, UK and international sales manager for Megger Ltd said 'The awards are based on who is the best online electrician, judged by their usage of the internet and social networking, etc - rather than it being a "who is the best electrician" award'.
The long awaited short list for the My Local Electrician on-line electrician of the year has just been released!
From the entries we received ,we can see that electricians with on-line presence are very dedicated and spend a great deal of time and care on their on-line accounts – this demonstrates that having a on line presence is very important in order to move business forward. Electricians have reported business opportunities and work gained by having a presence on-line which costs them only a little time on a daily basis to obtain.