SNIPEF member cycles 56 miles round Arran to raise money for CHAS

A retired plumber and former board member of the Scottish and Northern Ireland’s Plumbing Employer’s Federation (SNIPEF) has raised over £4,000 for the Children’s Hospice Across Scotland (CHAS) by completing a sponsored cycle ride around the island of Arran.

Published 27 September 2021

Engineering alliance issues urgent climate warning to world leaders

Two Scottish trade associations have issued a stark message to world leaders gathering in Glasgow for COP26 in six weeks time, urging them to tackle the climate crisis now “before it is too late”. 

Published 20 September 2021

SNIPEF enhances industrial relations offering with specialist appointment 

The campaigning trade association for the plumbing and heating sector has enriched the services it offers its members with the expansion of its Industrial Relations (IR) department and the appointment of another IR specialist.

Published 16 September 2021

SNIPEF secures CSIC grant funding to research barriers in ‘green’ supply chain

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has secured valuable funding for research into the way the industry progresses towards a net zero society.

Published 13 September 2021

SNIPEF Training Services calls for new recruits to fill ranks of next generation

With places on the Modern Apprenticeship in Plumbing and Heating filling up fast, SNIPEF is urging individuals to consider a career in plumbing, and for plumbing employers to support them by offering apprenticeships.

Published 30 August 2021

New SNIPEF appointments to help tackle plumbing and heating skill shortages

The Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has made two new appointments to boost apprenticeship numbers and increase diversity.

Published 19 August 2021

SNIPEF welcomes surge in interest among school leavers in plumbing and heating career

As Scottish schoolchildren anxiously scan their exam results today, trade associations such as the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) are welcoming ambitious young people into the vital plumbing and heating sector. 

Published 10 August 2021

Working group unveils recommendations for cash retentions reform

A Scottish Government working group has recommended a list of reforms to the outdated practice of cash retentions to protect sub-contractors from payment abuse and upstream insolvencies.

Published 29 July 2021

Robin Hall takes the reins at SNIPEF

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has appointed a new president to lead the campaigning trade association as it continues to guide the sector into the recovery.

Published 25 May 2021

Exclusive: Scottish construction hit by unprecedented perfect storm of soaring costs, material shortages and lack of labour 

Scotland’s construction-led economic recovery is threatened by a combination of sharply rising prices, disrupted supply chains and a chronic shortage of labour as the consequences of a no-deal Brexit coupled with the impact of the Covid pandemic.

Published 4 May 2021

Plumbing employers seize chance to help aspiring tradespeople in Apprentice Employer Grant scheme

Campaigning trade association SNIPEF has hailed the huge and heartening effort of plumbing employers who have taken on a flood of apprentices to boost the industry as it continues to recover from the worst effects of the pandemic.

Published 19 April 2021

SNIPEF welcomes latest government move on Sustainable Tender Pricing

Plumbing trade association SNIPEF has welcomed the latest Construction Policy Note (CPN 1/2021) from the Scottish Government on Sustainable Tender Pricing after its manifesto called for more support for the plumbing and heating sector on the issue.

Published 6 April 2021

SNIJIB goes digital to help plumbers sit health and safety test

With normal operations restricted by Covid regulations, the Scottish and Northern Ireland Joint Industry Board (SNIJIB) has moved to ensure that most plumbing and heating operatives can still sit their health and safety test.

Published 29 March 2021

SNIPEF manifesto calls for plumbing and heating sector support in move towards net zero

As the Scottish Parliamentary elections loom, the Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has issued a manifesto detailing the steps the incoming government needs to take to help create a profitable and sustainable construction industry.

Published 23 March 2021

Industry bodies back Parliamentary move to withdraw damaging Reverse Charge VAT legislation

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has joined a range of other UK trade associations in backing an Early Day Motion (EDM) in Parliament expressing concern over the UK Government’s introduction of its Reverse Charge VAT legislation from March 1.

Published 18 March 2021