Emergency Plumber Responds to New Consumer Codes Approval Scheme

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The specialists at Emergency Plumber have responded to the launch of the Trading Standard Institute’s new Customer Codes Approval Scheme.

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This scheme should be able to support those businesses that provide qualified, reliable and efficient plumbers and electricians.

The Customer Codes Approval Scheme from the Trading Standards Institute, launched last week, hopes to provide customers with greater confidence in the codes of practice offered by trade organisations and business organisations, reports the Guardian on June 18 in the article Consumer Codes Scheme Aims to Improve Customer Confidence. Under the scheme, rogue traders, those in the industry who complete sub-standard work or traders breaching the codes, could face fines or prison.

The government is currently reviewing consumer legislation and, along with the draft consumer rights bill, the Customer Codes Approval Scheme forms a part of this reviewing process. The government aims to make the legislations in the scheme law by 2014.

The Chief Executive of Trading Standard Institute, Leon Livermore, told the Guardian that:

"The government recognises the importance of this new scheme, which comes with an important sting in the tail. We will be reinforcing the fact that failure for any trader to comply with an industry code whose logo they display is a criminal offence for which they could face fines or imprisonment."

Emergency Plumber provides qualified plumbers throughout the UK and follow developments in the industry closely. A representative from Slough Emergency Plumber shared their thoughts on the new scheme and how it could help businesses:

"This new scheme is important as it aims to reduce the number of rogue traders or engineers who complete work that is below the high standards that customers expect. This scheme should be able to support those businesses that provide qualified, reliable and efficient plumbers and electricians, such as the ones provided by Emergency Plumber. We hope that this scheme gives customers the improved confidence that the scheme hopes to achieve."

Emergency plumber is an agency run by Martin Smith. With 18 years’ experience in the industry, his aim is to provide fast and efficient emergency plumbing engineers 24/7. The company operates within a wide range of areas in the UK including London, Plymouth, Reading, Coventry, Bolton, Manchester and Newcastle. With a database of over 300 emergency plumbers, the firm is currently the fastest growing plumbing company in the UK. Customers can also contact the team for information and advice on gas related problems.

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