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?
Cutting back on your household budget
As more and more people throughout the UK struggle to make ends meet there are many savings which can be made on your monthly household budget with little effort. While on the surface it may seem as though you are literally stretched to the limit, a few adjustments and cutbacks could make all the difference. Unfortunately, one of the more unpopular moves associated with cost savings is that of lux...Read More
Fuel Delivery Strike Starts To Hit Home
While the ongoing industrial action by delivery drivers used to ferry fuel to Shell garages across the UK moves into its second day, there are real concerns that the strike action will be repeated next week as Unions try to force the hand of the delivery companies involved. However, there are many who believe that action is aimed at Shell rather than the companies which are employed by Shell to d...Read More
'Swapping provider not always required to make savings'
Changing provider is not the only way that customers can save money on their gas and electricity bills, a price comparison site has said. Over the last month, four of the UKs largest energy providers - British Gas, npower, EDF and Scottish Power - have announced double digit increases to bills. The news prompted a slew of advisors to suggest that consumers affected shop around for a cheaper...Read More
New mothers forced back to work
In a sign of the times, it has been revealed that 56% of new mothers are ill prepared for the financial challenge of bring up a child especially within the current economic environment. It is now obvious that more parents than ever before are being forced back to work to make ends meet with a need to address the challenge of childcare. This comes at a time when the Conservative party is looking...Read More
You may find it difficult to collect that National Lottery win abroad
A very unfortunate and potentially expensive loophole has arisen with regards to the UK National Lottery and those who play the game online overseas. While we all know of the infamous Camelot National Lottery terminals around the UK it is also possible to buy your tickets online using any computer in any part of the world. However, for those looking to play in some areas overseas you may need to c...Read More