PCA Weekly News - 27th February 2021

In your weekly PCA update this week:

  • Are consumers being led up the garden path?
  • Is the fee for PII starting to outpace the cost?!
  • Covid-Safe Face to face training is back!
  • PCA’s Abstract for International Conference is accepted!
  • Missed the Webinar? Watch the Recording…
  • Virtual Floodmobile Event
  • VAT Deferral Scheme NOW OPEN
  • HSE First Aid Update

Are consumers being led up the garden path?

When it comes to retrofit insulation, are consumers given the correct advice? It seems we are still not learning the lessons of the past, as PCA’s Technical Manager James Berry discovered last week when a cavity wall salesperson knocked on his door….

To find out what James has to say about it, click on the button below to read his latest blog…

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Is the fee for PI Insurance starting to outpace the cost?!

We have spoken about Professional Indemnity Insurance many times over the past couple of months, but have we reached a point where the negative impact of the ever increasing cost of PI has gone too far? Are we all now being disproportionately punished because of external factors that we cannot control? And if so…is there anyone doing anything about it?

PCA’s CEO Steve Hodgson shares his thoughts on the subject…

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Covid-Safe Face to face Training is back!

We are delighted to advise that our face-to-face training and exams are back! Starting on Thursday 25th February, it was great to see candidates back in the building for our Japanese knotweed Technicians Training!

Our facilities are Covid-safe and in line with government guidelines to ensure the safety of all candidates, lecturers and staff and we look forward to welcoming more and more of you over the coming weeks and months ahead.

Our training courses are in high demand and filling up quickly, so be sure to get in touch with the training team on 01480 400000 for more information, or click on the button below.

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PCA’s Abstract for International Conference is accepted!

We are delighted to share with members that we have been accepted to present at the International Conference on Moisture in Buildings (ICMB21) to showcase our Building Moisture Index (BMI) Technology. This is a fantastic opportunity for the Association to showcase the capabilities of the NEW BMI ‘game-changing’ technology and our unique protocol for recording this data that our PCA members have invested in!

The event takes place online on 28th-29th June 2021. Members can find out more by clicking the button below..

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Missed the Webinar? Watch the Recording…

Thanks to all who joined our webinar yesterday on “In a Changing World, can we adapt to live with Flooding?“.

If you missed the live event, you can always watch it ‘on-demand’ via our webinar section on the website. Click on the button below to watch presenter Alastair Chisholm discuss ‘in a future where we face warmer, wetter winters & intense summer storms, how do we better adapt to the prospect of more homes and buildings being flooded…?

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Virtual Floodmobile Event

Join the team from the ‘Ox-Cam PFR Pathfinder Project’ as it launches the Floodmobile during its ‘Virtual Floodmobile Event‘ on 9th March 2021.

The Floodmobile is an interactive demonstration vehicle that is packed with over 50 practical flood resilience measures that reduce the impact a flood can have, as well as information packs and videos showing the measures in use, in real homes and businesses across the country.

To find out more about the event, click on the button below.

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VAT Deferral Scheme NOW OPEN

As part of their Covid business support, the Government is allowing businesses to defer the VAT due between 20 March to 30 June 2020. If you deferred VAT between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and still have payments to make, you now have the options to:

  • Pay the deferred VAT in full on or before 31 March 2021
  • Opt into the VAT deferral new payment scheme
  • Contact HMRC if you need more help to pay

The scheme is open to all and from now until 21 June 2021. Click on the button below to find out more.

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HSE First Aid Update

HSE have updated their guidance on first aid training during the pandemic as rescue breaths have been temporarily omitted while coronavirus transmission rates remain high.

For those wishing to review the update, click on the button below.

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