Yet another small claims action against a property management agency for an unpaid invoice for work they asked for at the price they asked for at the time they asked for means I'm pulling the plug on the bally lot of 'em!

It was my privilege last week to be invited to Tresham College in Corby to visit the students learning about the electrical industry.

Last month the latest edition of the IET Wiring Regulations was published and takes effect fully from January 2019. The 18th Edition, as its name suggests, is the 18th full reissue of the wiring regulations since they were introduced in 1882, and we now meet that standard.

Take a client who is desperate and pestering for their electrical work to be done, shuffle the calendar around to accommodate them, bask in the temporary glory of their gratitude when the job is completed to their satisfaction, then seethe quietly when the invoice is submitted to the sound of radio silence, sometimes for weeks on end. Well, as of this week, those who leave me chasing payments for more than five calendar days now lose out on full guarantee support....

From 1st July 2018 David Savery Electrical Services will no longer be VAT registered. De-registering from VAT has a number of implications for clients and partner businesses.... at least, it does for those who want to reclaim it. Read on if that's you...