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Black Country plumber jailed for tax fraud

A 53 year old man from the Black Country has been jailed for depriving public finances of £91,000 through income tax and national insurance evasion - money he failed to declare and pay during his 10 years of trading as a self-employed plumber. 
 27 Mar 2012

Culligan UK appoints business development manager

Culligan UK, a provider of commercial and industrial water treatment solutions, has appointed Jim Baker to the position of business development manager. 
 27 Mar 2012

CRC 'simplified to save businesses millions'

Millions of pounds will be saved for businesses through new proposals to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), according to the Government. 
 27 Mar 2012

New Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services coming soon

Research organisation BSRIA is publishing an update to AG 15/2002 - the Illustrated Guide to Mechanical Building Services. 
 27 Mar 2012

RHPP Phase 2 launch imminent

The Renewable Heat Premium Payment (RHPP) is being be extended with a new budget of £25 million: £10m for a new social landlords' competition, £8m for a new communities competition and £7m for an extension of the existing scheme. 
 27 Mar 2012

Sales manager for MHG

Heating system supplier MHG Heating has appointed Mike Loveluck to the role of sales manager for North London and the Northern Home Counties. 
 26 Mar 2012

'UK needs 450,000 skilled technicians by 2020'

An alarming gap between the number of UK technicians and the skilled jobs that will be needed by 2020 to boost competiveness and growth has been revealed in a review from the Technician Council (TC). 
 26 Mar 2012

Unregistered gas fitter's work put people at risk

A Wrexham gas fitter has been sentenced after installing and illegally servicing equipment which could have resulted in harm to the tenants and landlord of a Wrexham property. 
 26 Mar 2012

Government loses solar tariff appeal

The Government has lost an appeal over its Feed in Tariff (FiT) plan to cut subsidies for solar panels on homes. The appeal in January was against a High Court ruling that blocked a plan to halve to around 21p per kW hr the payments made to households with solar panels. 
 23 Mar 2012

HVCA Publications renamed, but existing literature remains valid

B&ES Publications is the new name for HVCA Publications to reflect its full coverage across the building and engineering services sector. 
 22 Mar 2012
 22 Mar 2012

Skills Minister praises EAL for building skilled workforce

Skills Minister John Hayes has commended EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for building services qualifications, for encouraging employers to take on apprentices and helping to boost the economy by up skilling the industry workforce. 
 22 Mar 2012

MITIE launches integrated fit-out business

MITIE has introduced a new £240m integrated fit-out business called Built Environment. 
 21 Mar 2012

Budget 2012: Osborne cuts corporation tax

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that he will cut corporation tax, reducing it to 22p by 2014, signalling Britain's competitiveness to foreign investors. 
 21 Mar 2012

Government frees up another £150m to get Britain building

The Government has announced that it will release an extra £150m for the Get Britain Building Fund, taking the total to £570m. 
 20 Mar 2012

Elta appoints SE account manager

Glenn Hughes has been appointed as a new key account manager for Elta Fans Building Services. 
 19 Mar 2012

Organisers confirm ACR Show as regular biennial event

The first staging of the ACR Show 2012 proved to be an outstanding success, with exhibitors praising the quality and buying-power of visitors. 
 19 Mar 2012

New account exec for Pipe Center

Pipe Center has appointed Patrick Reid as account executive in its industrial sales team. 
 19 Mar 2012

Specialist Groups AGM set for Thursday 3 May

The Annual General Meetings of B&ES's four specialist groups will return to Trinity House on London's Tower Hill, on Thursday 3 May. 
 19 Mar 2012

RHI tariffs for biomass to increase from April 1

OFGEM has announced that the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs for solid biomass will be increasing from April 1, 2012 
 19 Mar 2012
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