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What's new in Powered Now: New Update!

Powered Now’s previous release was a massive upgrade. Now we have followed up with another major software update that will bring more benefits to...

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Gas Safety Week: Stay Gas Safe

It's that time of year again when we join hands to promote a cause that's close to our hearts – Gas Safety Week.

Becoming a Plumber in the UK

Plumbing is a rewarding profession that offers great job prospects and the satisfaction of providing essential services to homeowners and businesses...


Growing Your Construction Business in the UK

Expanding a construction business in the competitive UK market can be a challenging endeavour. Here we share essential strategies for success.

Chat GPT's recommendations for trades

To provide a comprehensive guide for tradespeople in the UK, we've asked ChatGPT to share some tips and recommendations and this is what we've got!

Developing Skills as a Tradesperson in the UK

Master your trade in the UK: Specialise, gain qualifications, embrace apprenticeships, continuous learning, and network for success as a tradesperson.

Why does my plumbing business need insurance?

Regardless of how careful you are, accidents can happen, and some jobs can go wrong. Here you will learn why you plumbing business need insurance.

Top tips for recruiting tradesmen

Recruiting skilled tradespeople is crucial for any business operating in the construction and trades industry.

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New Powered Now Release - Customer Portal

Powered Now's latest release has a Customer portal which provides a major new facility to Powered Now customers.

The New Powered Now

What's New in Powered Now?

We are excited to announce the latest release to Powered Now, which includes a range of powerful scheduling features designed to help you make more...

The New Powered Now

New Powered Now Release - Premium

We are excited to announce the latest update to Powered Now, which includes a range of powerful scheduling features designed to help you make more...

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New Powered Now Release - Maps integration

Did you know that with The New Powered Now you and your staff can get to your appointments faster and cheaper? Start your free trial today.

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 15-21 May this year, which serves as a reminder to take care of our mental health and well-being.


Best apps for electricians in the UK

As an electrician in the UK, you know that keeping up with the latest technology can be a real challenge. Here we share the best apps for...

End of Tax Year FAQs

It's that time of the year again and there are a few things to think about before it renews. Here we answer End of Tax Year FAQs


Trade Shows for Electricians in the UK

As an electrician, you may be wondering if attending trade shows is worth your time and money. The answer is a resounding yes! 


Discover the Benefits of Powered Now's CIS

CIS (Construction industry scheme) is a tax law relating to work done by subcontractors for contractors in the UK. Watch our webinar to learn more.


Discover the benefits of Powered Now's Diary

With Powered Now's diary, you can schedule work, assign jobs and keep your customers updated. Watch our webinar Discover the Benefits of Powered Now...

Adventures in trade

Plumbing & Social Media with Todd Glister

In this podcast we talk about how Todd Glister got started in the trade, he shares his tips for using social media and some funny stories along the...

Adventures in trade

How Travis Perkins is going digital

In the second episode of Adventures in Trade, we spoke to John Godwin, the director of digital and marketing at the UK's largest trade brand Travis...

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

MTD for ITSA practical tips

The deadline for MTD for ITSA compliance is fast approaching, but there are still several things you can do now to prepare your business.

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When does MTD start?

MTD for VAT starts for the first VAT return that any business does for the first period starting on or after 1st April 2018.

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5 benefits of upskilling in the trades

Why upskill? Mick Fitzgerald, Director of Options Skills, shares his top five benefits of upskilling in the trades industry.


Should I get an electric van?

In the first episode of Adventures in Trade, we spoke to Paul Thorley from Solent Vehicle Consultants to learn if Electric Vans are the future of the...

Top Tips to reduce Van Theft

Recent years have seen a major rise in theft from vans owned by installers and other trades people. For those that have been hit, the result is major...


Tool theft breaks businesses

Despite the grim statistics on tool thefts, Powered Now members can protect their business easily with ARMD, explains Duncan Jackson, co-founder of...

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)

Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) FAQs

In this article, we answer the most frequently asked questions about CIS (the Construction Industry Scheme).


MTD for ITSA software explained

What is MTD for ITSA software? MTD for ITSA requires landlords and self-employed who earn more than £10,000 a year to use MTD-compatible software. 

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Legal Essentials For Small Trade Businesses

There are several types of legal essentials a small trade business owner must address and we try to cover them here as simply as possible here. 

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What Going Green means for trade businesses

Having a green trade business shows your company has made sustainability an integral part of its culture. What does going green mean for tradespeople?

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Job Sheet Templates - Free Guide for trades

Job sheet templates are key for trades. They provide business owners and workers with essential information about the job that needs to be completed.

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Why quoting software is essential for trades

Is it worth investing in Job Quoting Software? The short answer is, yes! To win the job, your customer will expect an accurate and professional...


Meet the Supplier: Book A Builder UK

As part of an ongoing series of blogs, we interview suppliers from the UK Trade and Construction Industry. Today its Book a Builder UK!

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The benefits of diary management software

For busy small business owners, keeping track of their diaries is not an easy task. Here are some of the benefits of diary management software.


News for installers! The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Are you an installer wondering what the Boiler Upgrade Scheme means for your business? Here we explain everything you need to know and how you can...

How to Guide

How to grow a small electrical business

While growing a small electrical business is challenging, it's not impossible. Here are some ideas on how to make this happen!

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Making Tax Digital FAQs

Wondering what Making Tax Digital is and how it will impact your business? Here we answered the most frequently asked questions about MTD.

Making Tax Digital (MTD)

Making Tax Digital deadlines - key dates to know

Deadline applies to most VAT registered businesses although you don't currently have to comply if you voluntarily registered & are below the VAT...

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Spring 2022 Updates

We've some updates to help you make your life easier without slowing your business down in the process.

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Pros and cons of voluntary VAT registration

From April 2022, Making Tax Digital for VAT will apply to all VAT-registered businesses. Here we explain the pros and cons of voluntary VAT...

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Black Friday Day 1 - Winners!

Every day we are giving away some amazing Black Friday prizes and offers! Take a look at the winners from day 1.


Will Build for Bitcoin

In a story we love at Powered Now, Scottish company Orocco now accepts all major cryptocurrencies for completed projects. 

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Whats New in Powered Now: Sumup Online

As part of our new v8.5.0 release we have a number of new and highly requested features including a new integration, SumUp online.

Carbon Saving

Off-Grid BioLPG Can Yield 81% Carbon Saving

Off-Grid BioLPG Can Yield 81% Carbon Saving: BioLPG as the primary fuel source, they can attain a potential savings of 81% on carbon emissions.


Biofuels: Future for Home heating?

Biofuels: Future for Home heating - there has been much advancement over the years and Biofuels have managed to gain quite a foothold.


Qualities That Make a Great Electrician

Being an Electrician can be challenging but a rewarding career if you have proper skills. Trained electricians are in high demand, and they get paid...


How to Manage your Mobile Workforce

How to Manage your Mobile Workforce: To find different ways can be challenging, especially when your firm relies on a mobile workforce.


Meet the Supplier: SumUp

As part of an ongoing series of blogs, we interview suppliers from the UK Trade and Construction Industry. Today its SumUp a Powered Now partner!

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How to Keep Your Engineers On Time

How to Keep Your Engineers On Time: Effective scheduling, meeting consumer demands, promote productivity and efficiency of technicians, and many...

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Top 5 Net-Zero Construction Techniques

To reduce their carbon footprints, contractors are using sustainable and net-zero construction techniques to transform the way buildings use energy.


Mental Health: Support for the trade industry

The social stigma around discussing mental health is quickly fading. Unfortunately, the construction and trade industry still has some catching up to...


Women in Trade: The UK Needs More!

A lot of innovations that we use today owe credit to women engineers. The engineering profession is attracting more women day by day.


UK Boiler Companies Back New Hydrogen Pledge

UK Boiler Companies Back Hydrogen Pledge - To boost the shift from fossil fuels to hydrogen, the Heating and Hot water Industry have supported the UK...

Managing your business

Cowboy Customers, featured on ITV

Powered Now, the Field Service Management Software was featured on ITV News talking about our recent Cowboy Customers survey.


How to hire an apprentice

Powered Now the Gas Engineer Software looks at the process of hiring an apprentice.

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Black Friday Bundle for £25

This black Friday we have a huge sales offer for the whole month of November. Worth over £250 it includes: A SumUp card reader.

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Powered Now & ITS Prize Giveaway!

Powered Now, UK Field Service Management Software always like to do something interesting for Black Friday.

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New features: v8.4.5

Whats new in version v8.5.4?

We’ve got some new reports and a new project feature that means you can now number your projects instead of naming them.

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August 2020 Product Update

It's encouraging to hear that the construction and trade industry is busy bouncing back from COVID-19, read more here.


4 ways to win more leads

Ever lost a job, project or contract after expending lots of effort in pricing? Our tips can help you get more leads.


Black FRI-YAY '19

What its Black Friday! Or black Fri-YAY depending on your point of view. We've decided to do something a little

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