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Consumer protection reforms unveil mandatory mediation in home improvement sector

Consumer protection reforms unveil mandatory mediation in home improvement sector

Filed Under: Industry News

New Government guidance published on 20th July unveils that using arbitration or mediation will become mandatory in the home improvement sector. The guidance states, “For the used car and home improvement sectors, where consumers often make large, important one-off purchases, the government will make it mandatory for businesses to take part in arbitration or mediation where disputes arise over …
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NHIC wins Best Home Improvement Advocacy UK Award

NHIC wins Best Home Improvement Advocacy UK Award

The National Home Improvement Council (NHIC) are winners of this year’s BUILD Magazine Awards – Best Home Improvement Advocacy – UK. The NHIC is the umbrella organisation for the UK refurbishment, maintenance and home improvement sector. Established in 1974 by Lord Ezra Kt MBE, it is the longest-serving voluntary membership organisation supporting the domestic RMI and broader Home Improvemen…

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A Summary of CITB’s Building Skills for Net Zero Report

A Summary of CITB’s Building Skills for Net Zero Report

With the impending Net Zero by 2050 target, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) have conducted comprehensive research to outline the skills implications for the workforce required to reach the Government’s target. CITB’s Building Skills for Net Zero Report covers their key findings. A key focus of the report is that there needs to be a transformation of the construction sector in o…

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New regulator for construction products

New regulator for construction products

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced the launch of a new regulator that ensures materials used to build homes will be safer. The launch follows the Hackitt review which came after the Grenfell tragedy and the Building Safety Bill that was published in Summer 2020. The Bill “set out the biggest reforms to building safety regulation for a generation, and …

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Green Homes Grants Scheme Update

Green Homes Grants Scheme Update

Some details of the Green Homes Grants scheme are still being defined by the government. In the meantime, here is the latest update following a recent briefing. Accredited suppliers Quality assurance is at the heart of the Green Homes Grants scheme and the government has now clarified that tradespeople who want to install under the scheme must be TrustMark accredited, and also, MCS certified for…

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