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Is your trader trustworthy?

Homeowners can avoid fraudulent tradespeople by ensuring they use a ‘Registered’ person, a leading Competent Person Scheme has confirmed today. NAPIT, which has over 25 years’ experience and 10,000 companies registered across the electrical, heating, plumbing,...

Financial Matters

Article for Progress Magazine by: Ben Cordiner - The Financial Advice Company We’ve all got hopes and dreams for our own future, and for our children and grandchildren. Those dreams are as unique as you are and as individual as your fingerprint. But how do we turn...

NAPIT Earns Prestigious Gold Award!

Constantly striving for customer service excellence, NAPIT is thrilled to announce their latest accomplishment; earning the Investors In Customers (IIC) Gold Award! Described by IIC as an achievement of ‘world-class best practice’, the Gold Award secures NAPIT a top...

Protecting The Heating System = Protecting The Consumer

Article for Progress Magazine by: Francine Wickham, Global Marketing Director - FERNOX Francine Wickham, Global Marketing Director at Fernox explores theimportance of using a chemical inhibitor within a central heating system to ensure the boiler warranty remains...

A Fair Deal For Consumers And Contractors

Article for Progress Magazine by: Paul Jackson, ECA Commercial Adviser In recent years there have been some changes to the laws governing how businesses trade with consumers, leading to the process becoming simplified. In recent years there have been some changes to...

Housing and Politics

Article for Progress Magazine by: Johnny Munro, GK Strategy Following the general election and recent party conference, Theresa May’s government still looks like one of the weakest in living memory, and much of what she promised in her manifesto is still up in the...

Improving Living Standards

Article for Progress magazine by: Paul Everall, Chair of the NHIC and Chief Executive of LABC The theme of our Autumn edition of Progress Magazine is Protecting Consumers. There can be no more tragic example of the need for this than what happened at Grenfell Tower in...

Why Vision Isn’t Enough

How can a leader maintain a clear vision amid unpredictable events? Article for Progress Magazine by: Phil James, CEO The Institute of Leadership & Management NHIC has a clear mission to improve living standards and reduce fuel poverty. Who wouldn’t sign up to its...

Buy-To-Let Mortgages

For the first time in more than 10 years, the Bank of England has raised interest rates. What does this mean for buy-to-let? Can landlords mitigate the interest rate hike? Is now the time to remortgage? Portico London estate agents ask finance experts, Capricorn...

Compare The Best Mortgage Rates

The Bank of England recently increased its base rate for the first time in a decade. This historic interest rate rise to 0.5% may have been expected - but it has raised lots of questions, nonetheless. What does the rise mean for mortgages? Is now the right time to...

NAPIT Blog – The Electrical Challenges of Summer

Chairman of the NAPIT Trade Association, Frank Bertie, discusses the various types of electrical work to expect during the remainder of summer and how to ensure safety for homeowners. Whilst we are almost halfway through the Summer, there are still many things that...