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Performance anxiety


it provokes, and unprovokes; it provokes the desire but takes away the performance. We’ve all had it. That slightly sweaty feel at the base of your spine, the wobbly feeling in your abdomen as you wonder whether it’ll be as good as expected, whether it’ll last long enough, or once …

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New research highlights potential demand of 150,000 heat pump installers

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The widely promoted 50,000 installers required to meet the Government’s ambitious annual heat pump installation target of 600,000 may be three times lower than the number required, research has revealed. Developing from discussions within the HHIC Systems Group, chaired by Steve Keeton, the organisation has conducted extensive investigations of working …

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BMF welcomes government support on energy bills

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The BMF has welcomed today’s announcement from Business Secretary Jacob Rees-Mogg MP on support for energy bills, which it says will help tackle a real concern for the industry. John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF, said: “Rising energy bills are a very real concern for our industry. The BMF and …

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BMF highlights long-term action needed for energy costs


The BMF has welcomed the Prime Minister’s plan to freeze average energy bills for households but believes more should be done to protect businesses from spiralling energy costs. John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “While we are pleased that the new PM has acted swiftly to protect consumers from escalating energy …

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The case of the disappearing Government.

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A statesman in these days has a difficult task. He has to pursue the policy he deems advantageous to his country, but he has at the same time to recognize the force of popular feeling. Popular feeling is very often sentimental, muddleheaded, and eminently unsound, but it cannot be disregarded …

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All a load of greenwash?

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If a man knows not to which port he sails, no wind is favorable. I’m not sure this government is really committed to improving the country’s green credentials. There. I’ve said it. Oh sure, individuals within government are probably convinced of the need to improve our use of energy – …

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How green is your scheme?

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There are books of which the backs and covers are by far the best parts It’s a truth universally accepted that the UK construction industry is a major contributor to our carbon emissions and our negative impact on the planet. So, it’s great to see CO2nstruct Zero – the CLC …

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Chancellor to announce voucher scheme for home insulation

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The Green Homes Grant, to be announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer this week, will give hundreds of thousands of homeowners vouchers of up to £5,000 for energy-saving home improvements, a move which the Treasury hopes will help to support more than 100,000 jobs in the industry. Rishi Sunak …

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The impact the UK lockdown has on builders’ merchants and stockists

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Adrian Buttress, managing director at Permaroof, said: “There has been lots of confusion among the construction industry after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered people to stay at home unless ‘absolutely necessary’ in his statement addressing the nation last night (23 March). “Ministers have today been working to provide clarity, with …

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BMF welcomes Government support package

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The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has welcomed the Government’s plans to protect wages, announced last Friday by Government. According to the national trade body, the move from chancellor Rishi Sunak could ensure the UK’s vital building materials supply chain – which represents a large proportion of the national economy – …

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