The Association applauded the Government’s attempts to soften the blow to household finances following Ofgem’s decision to lift the energy price cap by 54% from April, but said longer term measures were needed to tackle the issue properly.
With the building services sector struggling to cope with the loss of many experienced workers since the start of the pandemic and a rapidly ageing workforce, the need to recruit new people who can quickly start contributing to business growth is acute.
Findings show that despite dubious headlines regarding ‘gas bans', trades people still have lot of confidence in our sector's future; in fact 83% would recommend a career in building services to school-leavers.
Set against the backdrop of the Boiler Upgrade Scheme, Logic4training was keen to find out how installers felt about Government plans to accelerate the take-up of heat pumps and other renewables - 44% planned to develop their business as a result of this scheme.
Of the 54% who said they had started to upskill into renewables, or planned to soon, heat pump training was by far the most popular technology (91%) but installers also expressed an interested in solar thermal (47%) and solar PV (26%).