Move to green energy hitting fuel poverty suffers
Those at the very bottom of the UK income spectrum are being hit disproportionately hard when it comes to investment in green technology and green energy. This is the conclusion of a report produced by the government's Fuel Policy Advisory Group which will force the UK government to think again about the green energy policies which are currently in place. But why should green energy cost more?
The truth is that the UK does not at this moment in time have an adequate framework to produce green technology and green energy at an affordable price. So UK taxpayers are yet again being milked to cover the initial investment in green technology and green energy which has led, and will continue to lead, to a significant increase in forthcoming energy costs. It is believed that energy costs in the UK could rise by as much as 50% in the short term and are unlikely to fall even when the green energy framework is in place.
Why is it that the introduction of a new technology always leads to higher taxes and higher costs for UK consumers and UK businesses? It seems that corporate UK is willing to take the benefits of these moves but in many cases is unwilling to take on initial setup costs?
Your former energy supplier might owe you cash
10/11/2014 The energy industry is encouraging the three million people who are owed money by their energy companies to reclaim it. A website was set up in September to encourage this, and a telephone number and free post address is now available as well. Each customer is owed about £50 each, stemming from them switching energy providers or moving house in the last few years. Anyone can cla...Read More
Carbon footprints to appear on food labels
The UK government has announced plans to roll out a scheme to print the carbon footprint of all produce sold in UK supermarkets to show where it came from and how much energy has been used to provide this product to the consumer. While the likes of Tesco, Pepsi and other leading retailers in the UK are already taking an interest in the carbon footprint of the products they sell, the UK government'...Read More
Is the UK cheque book on the way out?
The Payments Council is set to rule on the potential abolition of cheque-books in the UK in what many people see as an inevitable move although others appear to be angered. Even though there are still 4 million cheques written each and every day in the UK this figure is down two thirds over the last 20 years and is expected to fall to around 1.6 million cheques a day in 2018. The Payments Counc...Read More
Toll roads not the answer to UK congestion
The environmental group, Campaign for Better Transport, has ridiculed the UK's first major toll road which was introduced to try and alleviate the massive congestion problems in and around Birmingham. The 27 mile stretch of the M6 sees motorist charged £5 a day and HGV's attractive a fee of £10 a day for the same length of road between 6 AM and 11 PM on weekdays. So how have traffic figures been...Read More
UK government announces shared maternity leave
The UK government has today revealed that new mothers will be able to split their maternity leave between themselves and their husband effectively giving the opportunity for fathers to take six months maternity leave from their work. Despite the fact this is an issue which has been ongoing since 2004 when the Conservative party first suggested such a move it has not been well received in the busin...Read More