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Recent Blogs

    May 17, 2024

    Risk Management For Electricians And Their Clients

    May 15, 2024

    Woodworking Techniques: Mastering The Craft Of Carpentry

    May 14, 2024

    Common Household Pests and How to Get Rid of Them

    May 9, 2024

    Building Codes and Regulations: What You Need to Know

    May 7, 2024

    Start Your Career In Trade: Securing A Construction Apprenticeship

    May 6, 2024

    Budgeting For Trade Businesses: The Quiet Seasons

    May 3, 2024

    5 Tips To Maximise Sales & Increase Your Profits

    May 2, 2024

    Sustainable Building Practices: Creating Eco-Friendly Structures

    Mar 22, 2024

    What Is CIS, And How Do I Manage It?

    Mar 20, 2024

    Plumbing Safety Tips: Protecting Yourself and Your Clients

    Mar 18, 2024

    The Future of Plumbing: Trends and Predictions | Powered Now

    Mar 8, 2024

    International Women's Day: Construction, Plumbing & Electrical Trades

    Dec 13, 2023

    How to Maintain a Healthy Work-Life Balance in the Electrician Trade

    Dec 11, 2023

    Top 3 UK Plumbing and Heating Events in 2024

    Dec 5, 2023

    Find a tradesperson marketplaces: A reliable solution to an age-old problem

    Nov 15, 2023

    Maximising Gas Engineer Productivity with Software

    Nov 13, 2023

    Top Black Friday Deals for Plumbers in the UK

    Nov 8, 2023

    Thriving This Christmas: Tips for Plumbers and Electricians

    Nov 6, 2023

    Benefits of adding extra users to Powered Now

    Oct 17, 2023

    Powered Now Named Main Sponsors for the HPM 2024 Awards!

    Sep 28, 2023

    How To Maximise The Productivity Of Your Plumbers Through Automation

    Sep 25, 2023

    How Heating & Plumbing Businesses Should Prepare For The Winter Season

    Sep 19, 2023

    7 Essential Features You Need In Your Gas Engineer Management Software

    Sep 13, 2023

    What's new in Powered Now: New Update!

    Sep 11, 2023

    Gas Safety Week: Stay Gas Safe

    Aug 17, 2023

    The Best Workwear Clothing For Plumbers

    Aug 14, 2023

    Make More Profit with Less Effort: The Power of Powered Now for Plumbers

    Aug 10, 2023

    How to Start a Plumbing Business - A Comprehensive Guide

    Aug 9, 2023

    Becoming a Plumber in the UK

    Aug 9, 2023

    Metabo vs. Makita: Comparing Two Powerhouse Tool Brands

    Aug 8, 2023

    Building a Customer Referral Program That Wins More Customers

    Aug 3, 2023

    The Vital Role of Payment Terms and Conditions for Trade Businesses

    Jul 31, 2023

    Getting Ready for the Heating Season: Tips for Gas Engineers and Plumbers

    Jul 26, 2023

    Growing Your Construction Business in the UK

    Jul 25, 2023

    Becoming a Gas Engineer in the UK: Requirements and Career Path

    Jul 21, 2023

    5 Proven Ways to Manage a Successful Field Team

    Jun 29, 2023

    How to manage customer expectations during busy periods

    Jun 28, 2023

    Chat GPT's recommendations for trades

    Jun 28, 2023

    Developing a Comprehensive Business Plan for Tradespeople in the UK

    Jun 28, 2023

    Building a Strong Reputation as a Tradesperson in the UK

    Jun 28, 2023

    Developing Skills as a Tradesperson in the UK

    Jun 19, 2023

    How to manage difficult customers - Tips for trades

    Jun 16, 2023

    Small Claims Court: A Powerful Tool for Trade Businesses in the UK

    Jun 15, 2023

    How to keep on top of your paperwork when you are working in the field

    Jun 12, 2023

    Why does my plumbing business need insurance?

    Jun 9, 2023

    Top tips for recruiting tradesmen

    Jun 8, 2023

    5 Ways to make your electrical job run smoothly

    Jun 6, 2023

    How can tradespeople better manage their schedules

    Jun 5, 2023

    New Powered Now Release - Customer Portal

    May 24, 2023

    Organisational Tactics for a Successful Start-up Trade Business

    May 18, 2023

    New Powered Now Release - Forms and Certificates

    May 18, 2023

    New Powered Now Release - Simple Vehicle Management Software

    May 18, 2023

    What's New in Powered Now?

    May 18, 2023

    New Powered Now Release - Premium

    May 16, 2023

    New Powered Now Release - Introducing our new HR System feature

    May 16, 2023

    New Powered Now Release - Maps integration

    May 16, 2023

    New Powered Now Release - Smart Scheduling Features

    May 15, 2023

    Mental Health Awareness Week

    May 3, 2023

    6 Tips for tradespeople working in hot conditions

    Apr 19, 2023

    Discover the Benefits of Powered Now's Product Catalogue

    Apr 18, 2023

    The best power tools for plumbers in the UK

    Apr 14, 2023

    Best apps for electricians in the UK

    Apr 6, 2023

    Stop overpaying for accounting: Streamline your business with the right app

    Mar 30, 2023

    End of Tax Year FAQs

    Mar 28, 2023

    Trade Shows for Electricians in the UK

    Mar 27, 2023

    Discover the Benefits of Powered Now's CIS

    Feb 21, 2023

    Public Liability Insurance explained by our trusted partners

    Feb 10, 2023

    Discover the Benefits of Powered Now's Forms & Certificates

    Feb 9, 2023

    Discover the Benefits of Powered Now's Projects

    Feb 8, 2023

    Discover the benefits of Powered Now's Diary

    Jan 16, 2023

    Plumbing & Social Media with Todd Glister

    Dec 31, 2022

    How Travis Perkins is going digital

    Dec 29, 2022

    How to motivate your field service engineers in 2023

    Dec 21, 2022

    MTD for ITSA practical tips

    Dec 21, 2022

    When does MTD start?

    Dec 15, 2022

    How to get your trade business ready for Christmas

    Dec 5, 2022

    5 benefits of upskilling in the trades

    Nov 28, 2022

    Should I get an electric van?

    Nov 18, 2022

    Save on your public liability cover with Trade Direct Insurance

    Nov 18, 2022

    November 2022 budget announcements - how does it affect your business?

    Nov 18, 2022

    How to start an installation business

    Nov 18, 2022

    Black Friday 22: Black Friday’s Started Early! 🙈

    Nov 16, 2022

    Top Tips to reduce Van Theft

    Nov 1, 2022

    Tool theft breaks businesses

    Oct 17, 2022

    Is IR35 being scrapped? IR35 changes proposed in mini budget cancelled

    Oct 6, 2022

    Meet Woody, who has completed his Customer Service apprenticeship

    Oct 5, 2022

    The way businesses file Value Added Tax (VAT) returns is changing

    Sep 30, 2022

    What happens if you don't pay CIS?

    Sep 29, 2022

    Who is exempt from the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

    Sep 27, 2022

    Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) FAQs

    Sep 27, 2022

    Powered Now: World Cup 2022 Predictor

    Sep 23, 2022

    IR35 is being scrapped: What it means for self-employed trade workers

    Sep 15, 2022

    What's new in Powered Now - New certificates, a bug fix and more!

    Sep 2, 2022

    How to deal with negative reviews about your trade business

    Aug 26, 2022

    MTD for ITSA software explained

    Aug 18, 2022

    How to win business after you've sent the quote

    Aug 10, 2022

    8 Strategies to make a good first impression on potential customers

    Aug 8, 2022

    What's new in Powered Now - Summer 2022 Updates

    Aug 4, 2022

    How to create a website for your trade business

    Aug 3, 2022

    UK Construction - How to impress your prospects and win more work

    Jul 21, 2022

    Legal Essentials For Small Trade Businesses

    Jul 19, 2022

    What Going Green means for trade businesses

    Jul 18, 2022

    Powered Now vs SimPro - Job management apps compared

    Jul 11, 2022

    Powered Now vs Tradify - Job Management apps compared

    Jun 17, 2022

    Job Sheet Templates - Free Guide for trades

    Jun 9, 2022

    Appy days – What are the best apps for tradespeople?

    Jun 7, 2022

    How to prepare and adapt your trade business for rising inflation

    May 31, 2022

    What's new in Powered Now - New features and certificates

    May 27, 2022

    Why quoting software is essential for trades

    May 23, 2022

    How Job Management Software can help your trade business

    May 16, 2022

    Learn how Job Sheet Software can transform your trade business

    May 3, 2022

    Meet the Supplier: Book A Builder UK

    Apr 29, 2022

    Why Does Your Trade Business Need Invoicing Software?

    Apr 26, 2022

    3 Reasons why you need more than just an accounting software

    Apr 20, 2022

    How Field Service Management Software helps trade businesses

    Apr 15, 2022

    The benefits of diary management software

    Apr 13, 2022

    News for installers! The Boiler Upgrade Scheme

    Apr 12, 2022

    How to grow a small electrical business

    Apr 7, 2022

    VAT 5% rate on energy saving materials drop to 0%

    Apr 6, 2022

    Making Tax Digital FAQs

    Apr 5, 2022

    Making Tax Digital deadlines - key dates to know

    Mar 30, 2022

    MTD for VAT is needed once you're VAT registered - are you ready?

    Mar 29, 2022

    What are the penalties for non-compliance with MTD?

    Mar 28, 2022

    Spring 2022 Updates

    Mar 25, 2022

    How will the DRHI closure affect installers?

    Mar 22, 2022

    MTD for Income Tax Self Assessment - what it means for your business

    Mar 16, 2022

    3 ideas for the government to help the trade industry help the nation

    Mar 14, 2022

    Pros and cons of voluntary VAT registration

    Nov 23, 2021

    Black Friday Day 1 - Winners!

    Nov 22, 2021

    Black Friday: Monday Prize Draw

    Aug 18, 2021

    Important news regarding supported devices

    Aug 3, 2021

    Our Cowboy Customer data in The Independent

    Jul 20, 2021

    The ‘pingdemic’ impact on trade sector

    Jun 10, 2021

    Brits spend £110bn on home improvements amid pandemic property boom

    May 26, 2021

    Will Build for Bitcoin

    May 25, 2021

    Travis Perkins has sold its Plumbing & Heating business for £325m.

    May 24, 2021

    Saint-Gobain shatters previous investment record, a new glass factory!

    Apr 28, 2021

    Help to Build, doomed to fail without wholesale changes to planning

    Apr 26, 2021

    Whats New in Powered Now: Appointment status and value

    Apr 26, 2021

    Whats New in Powered Now: New Project Features

    Apr 26, 2021

    Whats New in Powered Now: Sumup Online

    Apr 26, 2021

    Meaning of the British Gas Fire and Rehire Strike

    Apr 23, 2021

    Government and Installers Need To Come Together to Achieve Net Zero

    Apr 23, 2021

    Worcester Bosch Launches New Range of Hot Water Cylinders

    Apr 21, 2021

    Off-Grid BioLPG Can Yield 81% Carbon Saving

    Apr 20, 2021

    Biofuels: Future for Home heating?

    Apr 19, 2021

    UK Customer Service Trends Becoming Mainstream

    Apr 16, 2021

    The State of Field Service UK: Top Industry Trends 2020 - 2021

    Apr 16, 2021

    Qualities That Make a Great Electrician

    Apr 14, 2021

    Future-Proof Your Field Service Workforce [3 Important Steps]

    Apr 13, 2021

    Upcoming ‘Right to Repair’ Law: What Does It Entail

    Apr 12, 2021

    Supply chains are failing UK trade & construction firms

    Apr 12, 2021

    Construction & Trade output at its highest since 2014

    Apr 12, 2021

    7 Things to Consider if Implementing Field Service Management Software

    Apr 11, 2021

    How to Manage your Mobile Workforce

    Apr 10, 2021

    How to Optimise Your Payment Processing [Important Tips]

    Apr 9, 2021

    Meet the Supplier: SumUp

    Apr 9, 2021

    Homeserve Results - UK home improvement sector continues to grow

    Apr 9, 2021

    5 Staffing Challenges in the Field Service Industry

    Apr 8, 2021

    Scrapping of the Green Homes Grant Industry Reaction

    Apr 7, 2021

    How to Keep Your Engineers On Time

    Mar 30, 2021

    Industry responses to Green Homes Grant cancellation

    Mar 29, 2021

    7 Tips for Choosing the Best Field Service Management Software

    Mar 26, 2021

    Top 5 Net-Zero Construction Techniques

    Mar 18, 2021

    5 ways to invest for growth while controlling costs

    Mar 17, 2021

    Trades are high in demand post Covid, here are the top 6

    Mar 15, 2021

    Mental Health: Support for the trade industry

    Mar 15, 2021

    Women in Trade: The UK Needs More!

    Mar 14, 2021

    What is the Construction Industry Scheme (CIS)?

    Mar 13, 2021

    Industry Leaders Call For Pooling of Apprenticeship Levy Fund

    Mar 11, 2021

    Makita v's DeWalt Which is the best cordless combi drill?

    Mar 10, 2021

    UK Boiler Companies Back New Hydrogen Pledge

    Mar 8, 2021

    21% of British women consider a career in the trade

    Mar 6, 2021

    The Technician Commitment Collaboration Fund 2021

    Mar 5, 2021

    Top 5 AR-Enabled Field Service Trends to Watch in 2021

    Mar 4, 2021

    Help to Grow: what is the government training scheme?

    Mar 2, 2021

    How To Make Your Trade Business Thrive in the Post-COVID World

    Mar 1, 2021

    Smart Tech Has Become Essential for Electricians

    Mar 1, 2021

    BiKBBI Warns Government Not To Ignore Tradespeople

    Feb 25, 2021

    Cowboy Customers, featured on ITV

    Feb 22, 2021

    Looming Stamp Duty deadline sees homes sold without proper documents

    Feb 15, 2021

    £1.75 billion of revenue lost to Cowboy Customers in 2020

    Feb 14, 2021

    How to start a business in the trades post-lockdown

    Feb 12, 2021

    Meet Dawn, from our customer service apprenticeship scheme

    Feb 11, 2021

    How to hire an apprentice

    Feb 10, 2021

    8 reasons to hire an apprentice this year

    Feb 9, 2021

    How to save money on heating bills including using the sun!

    Feb 9, 2021

    How does £3000 sound? Learn more about Apprentice grants

    Feb 8, 2021

    National Apprenticeship Week 2021

    Jan 30, 2021

    What is the Domestic Reverse Charge DRC?

    Jan 12, 2021

    Government Funds To Create ‘Uber’ Of The Construction Trade

    Nov 4, 2020

    Lifetime skills Guarantee Won’t prevent Brexit skills crisis

    Nov 3, 2020

    Powered Now & ITS Prize Giveaway!

    Oct 13, 2020

    Peter Hargreaves - how he thinks UK should bounce back after Covid-19

    Oct 6, 2020

    Covid-19 causes almost 500,000 planned redundancies

    Oct 6, 2020

    Survey points to buoyant market for home improvements

    Oct 5, 2020

    Kitchen and bathroom projects post-lockdown total 1.8million