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E-Scooters: All you need to know

With sales of e-scooters growing exponentially and the latest e-scooter rental trial starting in London this month, what exactly are the laws around using an e-scooter? Are they as dangerous as we think? Can they help us reduce harmful emissions? Halfords have recently reported a 184% year or year rise in the sale of e-scooters, […]

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New Halogen and Fluorescent Lightbulb Ban Announced

This week, the UK government has announced that it will be banning the sale of the majority of halogen lightbulbs for general households from September 2021 and fluorescent bulbs from September 2023. In 2016, we wrote about how the European Commission was starting to phase out halogen lightbulbs, such as GU10 fittings and spotlight bulbs, […]

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New entry requirements for joining a Competent Person Scheme from 1st September 2021

As of 1st September 2021, Competent Person Schemes (CPS) will be enforcing new entry requirements for any new entrants. If you are already with a Scheme Provider, such as NICEIC or NAPIT, you will not need to worry as your membership will still be honoured.  NAPIT and NICEIC are members of The Electrotechnical Assessment Specification […]

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EC4U expands to accommodate the upskill demand

2020 was a year of change for many people. Redundancies rose by 370,000 in the three months to October 2020 and there were 820,000 fewer employees on company payrolls in November 2020 than there were in February. Those on furlough looked at training courses to upskill and sought new career paths. Aviva have now reported […]

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Is it worth investing in a solar pv system?

The world is becoming more eco-conscious, with many of us turning to reasonable solutions, such as, reusable bags, vegetarian alternatives, cloth nappies, water saving shower heads, using public transport, and filling up the kettle only as much as you need to. However, renewable energy has always seemed to be a more expensive solution for being […]

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