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Yvette and PPs?

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 04-Oct-07 10:01:13 PM

The Government is well on its way to achieving double the numbers of Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs) it says is needed to service a  full market roll-out of Home Information Packs... yet several thousand DEAs continue to sit in the deepening sands of debt and worry, waiting for the opportunity to earn an honest living.

And each day, more and more "innocent sheep" meander through the doors of Training Providers, believing there is a shortage of DEAs because the Government won't open up the market.

WTF is going on?

Yvette: Your longest-standing, loyal, fully trained, fully accredited, fully invested army of DEAs are about to (if not already)sacrifice their last shopping bill until they have to either throw the towel in, lose their home, marriage, or go bankrupt (and become a burden to the State).

These are DEAs who have conducted EPCs - In other words, DEAs with working experience... albeit sadly, not in the volume needed to sustain a living.

Speaking of which...

Panels: Time to pay what you owe

I have, yet again, been in conversation with DEAs owed money for work performed, well beyond their agreed due dates.

The reason? Because they themselves are awaiting payment.

Well, that aint what your contract says so if you can't pay, you shouldn't be giving out jobs at all - Particularly as it possibly signals you are trading whilst basically insolvent.

These are people who have already backed you, gained experience, and still stand ready to re-invest that again with you - It is both heart-breakingly depressing and anger-inducing to hear first-hand accounts of hitherto upstanding professional people of good work ethic and integrity, reduced to near begging.

As soon as someone is willing to permit me to name and shame, I will - And trust me, people are very very close to spilling the beans with each passing day; their patience (and desperation) is that close to breaking.

I sincerly hope it doesn't happen so please do the right thing: Throw a bone.

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Posts: 1
Panels: Time to pay what you owe
Reply #1 on : Tue October 09, 2007, 18:17:34
Although I'm not yet accredited (very soon) isn't it about time those owed money threaten court action for breach of contrac? I have a contract in place with a panel and it clearly states they will pay within 30 days of them receiving my invoice, so if they fail to pay they are in breach of contract. I think I'm right in saying that it is minimal cost to take a company to the small claims court.
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Re: Yvette and PPs?
Reply #2 on : Tue October 09, 2007, 18:37:14
You're right, Ray. Alas, relationships are at stake and the individuals involved are still hoping they don't have to burn bridges, just yet.

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