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  • Look outside. The snow is melting, the flowers are blooming, and the birds are singing. Spring time is here, and we all know what that means: spring cleaning. Yes, it’s that time again time to roll up your sleeves and spring clean your house, ready for the warmer months! There’s nothing better than throwing open your windows and doors after a cold winter, donning your rubber gloves and giving your house a much-needed once over. Here are some spring cleaning tips for making your own non-toxic homemade cleaners, useful repurposing ideas and just general clever cleaning ideas to make cleaning ...
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  • Ogilvie Geomatics have recently carried out a bathymetric survey on the River Clyde for the inlet area of a proposed water source heat pump. Following a review of the review of the survey, the pump will power a district heating scheme to supply heat to nearby properties. Ogilvie's expert surveyors were using a HyDrone-ASV remote controlled platform, like the one below, to complete a full survey of the river bed. ...
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  • A proposed change to Benefit-in-Kind tax rates for ultra-low emission vehicles has been scrapped from the Finance Bill that was announced in the spring budget. The snap election means parliament will be dissolved on May 3, with Finance Bill subsequently reduced from 762 pages down to 130 to ensure it is approved by both Houses of Parliament. Whilst the 15 new tax bandings, due to take effect from 2020, will now be omitted form the Bill, Optional Remuneration Arrangements and changes to Vehicle Excise Duty are still included. The news will be welcomed by the industry that had pushed ...
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  • British motorists heading to France this summer will need to plan ahead if they are heading to one of three major cities, as the new measures have been introduced to reduce pollution in line with European emissions regulations.  All vehicles travelling to Paris, Lyon or Grenoble will now require a clean air sticker, called a Crit’Air vignette, to be displayed. The colour of the sticker indicates the level of emissions produced by the vehicle and drivers without one could face an on the spot fine of up to £ 117. The scheme aims to reduce the emissions output in some ...
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  • The Survey Association, the trade body for commercial survey companies in the UK, has announced Malcolm Hughes Managing Director John Hampson as its new Vice President. The organisation, which promotes best practice amongst its members in the industry, recently held its AGM where it formally appointed Nick to the position. A full report of the AGM, held at the National Brewery Centre in Burton-on-Trent and details of the TSA’s newly elected council can be found on their website. ...
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