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A green Christmas with renewable energy

A new record was set in 2016 on Christmas Day in the UK for the most electricity generated by renewable resources, with a staggering 41.3% of the electricity that was used being generated by wind, solar, hydropower and biomass. But will the trend continue this year, proving that renewable energy sources are a real contender […]

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Top 10 tools for Electricians this Christmas

Finding the right Christmas present for a tradesperson can be quite tricky, which is why we’ve compiled a list of 10 of the best tools on the market. From pliers and cutters to VDE screwdrivers, to clever gadgets and nifty tools to speed up their work, we’ve got you covered this Christmas! Jokari Cable Strippers […]

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The ECS ‘Registered Electrician’ status explained

The JIB/ECS have launched a new ‘registered electrician’ status for their gold card members, in a move which they claim aims to help raise standards in the industry and also recognise those “electricians working at the top of their game.” It is part of a new initiative where ECS are keeping a closer eye on […]

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Case Study: Daren

If you’re looking to escape the daily grind of working for someone else, maybe now is the time to make the jump to work for yourself with your own business. Daren recently left his role as a retail manager of 23 years to set up his own handy man business. “I wanted a trade behind […]

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Why are your energy prices increasing?

Your energy bills are going up. That is unless you are on a fixed rate tariff. But for those of you who aren’t, some 12 million people, then you could see your tariff increase by 8-15% in the coming months. Most of the big energy suppliers have decided to introduce these increased tariffs, in order […]

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