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BT Openreach & EWI Installations

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 29, 2015

As you will be aware from previous posts on this site, there is a requirement upon installers of External Wall Insulation to notify BT Openreach prior to commencing EWI work, so that they have the opportunity to survey the property prior to installation, to see if any modifications are required to their equipment or cables to avoid these being covered or damaged by EWI.

It would appear that not all installers have been doing this and from an EWI installers perspective, concerns have been raised over BT Openreach costs for this work and the timescales involved in carrying out surveys
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Green levies – where does the money go?

By: Rachael Doyle   •   January 27, 2015

The falling price of oil and gas hasn’t escaped the attention of politicians and householders who are demanding that the “big six” energy firms pass on savings to customers.

E.ON, British Gas, Scottish Power and npower cut their tariffs by between £24 and £35 in the two weeks after the Treasury began investigating energy firms’ prices.

Yet recent intense political pressure is targeted at a portion of overall energy bills – the 47pc that makes up wholesale costs.

A sizeable chunk, 9pc or £112 over the course of a year, goes toward government backed green levies. Government figures show that
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