• Rogue spark narrowly avoids jail for misuse of Elecsa logo

    An electrician narrowly avoided jail after falsely claiming to be registered with Elecsa.

    Steven Mitchell who traded as CCC Electrical was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court on 17 April 2015 to 12 months imprisonment suspended for two years.

  • Free taster session for females looking for a career with real spark

    Women and girls wanting a career with real spark are being urged to attend an electrical engineering event in Sheffield this month.

    A free taster session explaining what a career as an electrician involves is taking place for women of all ages – whether it’s school pupils looking at their options or women who want a career change.

  • Thousands of jobs at risk over proposed slash to Feed in Tariff

    NICEIC and ELECSA fear thousands of jobs could be at risk following government plans to slash the Feed in Tariff (FiT) rates for solar PV by up to 87%.

    The cuts, due to be implemented in January 2016, would see FiT payments for new solar panels drop to less than 2p per unit of electricity. This means homeowners would receive up to, on average, £190 less in subsidy payments annually, compared to current FiT rates.

  • Tradesmen fined for life threatening electrical work 

    A builder and electrician have been fined for carrying out dangerous (not to mention shoddy) electrical work on a domestic property in Dudley.