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Here's a link to all our recent news releases, please feel free to link to our news items from your website or social media platform. If mentioning OFTEC on Twitter please tag @OFTEC (or on Facebook @OFTECuk).

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Seminar programme brings latest industry news to technicians

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Throughout the summer, OFTEC will be on the road across the UK and Ireland holding a series of free local seminar events for registered technicians.

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OFTEC lobbies prospective MPs for changes to UK home heating policies

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

OFTEC and FPS, supported by rural communities’ charity ACRE, have written to more than 500 prospective parliamentary candidates urging them to support proposals for a radical shake-up to home heating policies for the UK.

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Cowboy installers putting lives at risk across the country

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Householders across the country are being urged to be more vigilant against rogue tradesmen who could be putting customers’ lives at risk by installing dangerous heating systems.

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New talent needed to plug skills gap in heating sector, says OFTEC

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

With news that the UK’s economic recovery is in jeopardy due to a chronic skills shortage which is particularly apparent in the trade sector, OFTEC has begun a drive to recruit more young people to begin a career in the heating industry.

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Oil now cheaper than mains gas for home heating

Monday, October 17, 2016 by OFTEC

Latest industry figures show that heating oil is now cheaper than mains gas for home heating.

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New OFTEC workwear range launched

Thursday, October 13, 2016 by OFTEC

In response to the views of registered technicians, OFTEC has launched a new-look range of workwear through its online shop OFTEC Direct.

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Households urged to avoid rogue heating technicians

Monday, August 22, 2016 by OFTEC

Households are being warned about the risks of employing an unqualified technician to carry out heating repairs with advice on how to spot a rogue installer.

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OFTEC joins call for new government to stick with key EU 2020 climate change targets

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 by OFTEC

OFTEC, alongside 29 other organisations*, has signed a letter to the new Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Greg Clark, calling for a commitment to critical EU 2020 carbon reduction and energy infrastructure targets, irrespective of Brexit.

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Heating businesses should think about the new apprenticeship levy, says OFTEC

Friday, July 22, 2016 by OFTEC

As latest figures reveal the number of young people starting apprenticeships in England rose by 14% during 2014/15, the first time the total has increased for three years, OFTEC is urging heating businesses to consider whether they can take advantage of the new Apprenticeship Levy to help them recruit fresh, young talent and contribute towards stemming the industry’s skills shortage.

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