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British Gas parent company Centrica to cut 4,000 jobs

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has announced its plans to cut 4,000 jobs before 2020 in its preliminary 2017 financial results announcement.

Trade apprentices to earn £2,000 above the national average by 2022, says Screwfix

According to research conducted by Screwfix, plumbing apprentices are set to earn at least £2,500 a year more than the national average by 2022, bringing their average salary to over £27,500.

New CEO for heating oil trade association

Guy Pulham is the new Chief Executive of heating oil trade association The Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS).

Encouraging women into the industry

Anne Timpany says the plumbing sector needs to do more to encourage women into the profession.

Tax could change in 2018, make sure you know how

Jason Piper explains some of the proposed changes to tax planning that could soon be introduced.

Pimlico Plumbers to sell £20m stake in expansion effort

Pimlico Plumbers has unveiled plans for a £20 million investment programme to support its continued growth.

Graham Plumbers' Merchant to trial hybrid delivery vehicles

Graham Plumbers’ Merchant has introduced a new hybrid delivery vehicle as part of the company’s continuing commitment to reducing the environmental impact of its operations

Arco warns of carcinogenic dangers found in some safety gloves

Safety product manufacturer Arco is warning tradespeople about the dangers associated with some leather safety gloves currently available on the market.

New chimney safety group forms

Organisations responsible for the safety and maintenance of chimneys and flues have come together to form a Chimney Safety Group to promote and offer solutions to chimney related problems in the UK.

APHC to launch free Each Home Counts regional seminar series

The Association of Plumbing & Heating Contractors (APHC) is working with water treatment manufacturer Fernox and the operator of the APHC business and legal advice line, Croner, to host six free regional seminars designed to update plumbing and heating engineers on the Each Home Counts Review and provide insight into how businesses can protect themselves from potential boiler warranty claims and employment status claims from contractors.

New partnership to offer cashflow solution for SIG customers

SME funding provider Ultimate Finance has entered into a partnership with SIG, a leading distributor of specialist building products in the UK, to support SMEs by ensuring a lack of funds is a thing of the past.