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Electrical Trade News from around the UK.

Some new and positive updates were shared by Chancellor Rishi Sunak in his update on 25th March 2020 specifically for the self-employed who until this point had been not

The members of the Small Business Legislative Council (SBLC) held a special Legislative meeting, on March 18th, 2020 to discuss COVID-19 and its impact on the workplace.

BASEC has now achieved notified body listing in Europe (Ireland) for BASEC Conformity Limited, NB 2851 via INAB to sit alongside that of BASEC UK LIMITED NB 2661 via UKAS.


Plans to provide sick pay amid the coronavirus outbreak were put in place in the Spring Budget this week but the low rate of payment was blasted by critics.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak pledged to make it easier for people to claim sick pay and outlined measures for self-employed people.

Industry bodies hail rise in female electrical apprentices – but say more should be done to inspire next generation

There are more than twice as female tradespeople including electricians, plumbers and construction workers in the UK than ten years ago, reveals new analysis1 from tradesperson insurer Direct Line for Business.

The BMI Apprentice of the Year 2020 competition officially opens on 2nd March and entries are encouraged from all those recognised as an apprentice by their employer, or those working towards qualified status.

Embrace life safety excellence at FIREX International 2020 - 19-21 May 2020, ExCeL London

In April last year, the Sentencing Council published an impact assessment complete with new guidelines for health and safety offences in England and Wales.