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Van drivers could save up to £86 million on fuel by ditching junk

By |2018-08-29T11:40:39+00:00August 29th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

Recent studies have found that almost half of the van drivers in the UK could save £58,374 a year in fuel costs. In 2015 new research revealed that 1.53 million (44%) of van drivers in the UK admit that half of their cargo is unnecessary and irrelevant to [...]

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Cowboy Builders Are Costing The Economy £10 Billion

By |2018-08-29T11:35:36+00:00August 29th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

Yes, that’s right, £10 billion. This warning has been put out by the Federation of Master Builders, and is due to the fact that homeowners are putting off home improvements. And this is all down to the fear of being scammed and taken advantage of by cowboy builders [...]

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Research reveals tradespeople earn thousands more than university graduates

By |2018-08-17T14:22:28+00:00August 17th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

According to new research, construction apprentices will earn thousands of pounds more than many university graduates. The Federation of Master Builders took a look at the average salaries of UK tradespeople, and discovered that many are earning well above the average wage of uni graduates. These studies uncovered [...]

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6 things tradespeople need to know in 2018

By |2018-07-26T08:41:54+00:00July 26th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

For tradespeople, 2017 was full of ups and downs and it left many wondering what’s in store for the years ahead. So we’ve compiled a list of what’s most likely to affect tradespeople in the coming 12 months, both good and bad. 1. The construction market is narrowing. [...]

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Owning a company – why a will is more crucial than you might think

By |2018-07-16T17:07:53+00:00July 16th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

If you own all or part of a business, you should have a will. If you die and don't have a will, your shares could be sold, the business could be broken up or it could fall apart because of poor management. If you die and don't have [...]

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Construction worker crushed in horrific on-site accident

By |2018-07-05T14:07:56+00:00July 5th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

A construction worker has reportedly been crushed in a horrific accident on site this month. The tragedy occurred 2 weeks ago in Midlothian, where SCG Supplies Ltd employee Andrew Darling was killed whilst working with machinery. It was reported that at around 2pm, Mr Darling was thought to [...]

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Plumber wins court case for self employed workers across UK

By |2018-06-26T14:39:44+00:00June 26th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

Gary Smith, a self-employed plumber, was recently involved in a court case regarding the lack of courtesy and fairness when it comes to self-employment in the UK. He won the trial, and in turn has broken some ground for the self-employed. Mr. Smith worked for the plumbing firm [...]

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Tool theft: an 8-step guide to recovering stolen tools

By |2018-06-14T11:04:16+00:00June 14th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

Tool theft is spiking in the UK, and our members are no exception – three of our tradespeople have been targeted so far. You may have already read about it on our private Facebook chat, and if so wondering what you’ll do if the worst should happen. So, [...]

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Cash in hand payments may be banned due to crackdown on tax dodging

By |2018-06-04T15:38:42+00:00June 4th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

For small business owners and sole traders, cash in hand payments are burdened with the weight of rumours, myths, and grueling debates. It’s a hot topic of discussion due to the opinionated arguments surrounding the benefits and, of course, the legalities. And while there is the notion that [...]

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‘Epidemic’ of van tool thefts blamed on skeleton key

By |2018-05-29T12:08:59+00:00May 29th, 2018|Business, Checked & Vetted, Membership, Trades|

A skeleton key is being sold for £20 online, which is said to be the cause of rising tool thefts from vans, and tradespeople are calling it the “epidemic” that is destroying livelihoods. It has been claimed that a van is broken into and the tools stolen every [...]

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