Weekly roundup: Rated People’s UK trade industry news digest
What’s going on in the trades industry? From hilarious pranks to newsworthy updates, there’s never a dull moment. 🙌 It can be hard to keep up with the latest so we’ve put together your weekly dose of the good, the bad and the funny. 👍 Grab 5 minutes and check it out below!
🚨 UK building industry news you should know about
EARNINGS INCREASE 82% of tradespeople have had an increase in earnings since January 2021, with the current spike in workload predicted to continue. Find out more in HVP Magazine.
WORKING HOURS Industry should reduce long working days and weekend working on site where possible, says construction trade union, Unite. Read more on PBC Today.
MATERIALS SHORTAGE Materials shortage worsened by lorry driver shortage caused by COVID and Brexit, reports Construction Enquirer.
ECS CARDS Electrotechnical Certification Scheme card holders reminded to meet new Occupational Qualification Structure requirements to renew cards from 1st July. Read more on Professional Electrician & Installer.
🤣 You’ll laugh at these funny videos of tradesmen
Anyone ever tried to get line spray out of their hair?
📸 Celeb spotlight
Check out Harry Redknapp’s eco home – complete with an air-source heat pump, smart meter and electric vehicle charging point.
Harry Redknapp transforms house into ultimate eco-pad and goes green for his grandkids https://t.co/rgWN4GVRhR— The Sun Football ⚽ (@TheSunFootball) June 12, 2021
📹 Video of the week!
Have you ever had a famous customer?
❤️ Keeping up with the trades
Tradespeople do so much brilliant work around the UK every day, we can’t keep up! So, each week, we’re showcasing a positive testimonial that one of you have received from a happy homeowner.
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