Apologies if others may already know about the following, but it was
news to me.....
Our favourite government have introduced yet another quango to protect
poor consumers from those wretched nasty tradesmen who seek to rip
"Find reputable builders right here....."
"Would be a good idea for me to register with these people" I thought.
So I dug around on the web site for further information. The cost is
£500 for one year, annually renewable - maybe I won't apply after all.
And the scheme looks identical to that used by NICEIC - you apply,
they send a geezer round to check your work, presumably blast some hot
air in your direction to make them feel they are important, then you
So I dug around some more. On the FAQ page:
FAQ 14 reads:
Q: Why isn't a statutory scheme being introduced?
A: A statutory scheme would be costly and bureaucratic given the size
of the industry and would present considerable enforcement
So there we have it. This Quality Mark scheme is obviously neither
costly nor bureaucratic.