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?
Are nice people paid less in the workplace?
A study by the Institute for Social and Economic Research claims that "nice people" are paid up to £1500 a year less than their more aggressive counterparts in the workplace. While it has been something of a common myth for many years that in order to obtain your "correct" salary you need to leave your employer and return in the future, is this really the case?
Whether this is true...
Pottermania costs parents pounds
Parents of fans of Harry Potter could be spending up to £1,425 on keeping up with their child's obsession, according to research by LV=.Buying the books and seeing the films themselves are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to calculating the cost of what LV= called ''Pottermania''.All seven novels together would cost £174, while a Harry Potter costume would set parents back £113, along...Read More
Childcare costs prohibit working mums
It has been revealed by The Daycare Trust that on average UK mums are paying in excess of £8000 a year for a full-time nursery place for their child. Despite a number of assurances by the UK government that working mums will be accommodated via various allowances and tax incentives, it would appear that many of these promises have yet to materialise into the real world. Headline after headline su...Read More
Can you control your own budget?
In these very difficult economic times it is vital that we all learn to control our budgets better and cut out waste where possible. While 90% of the UK public may believe they have control of their budgets if we are totally honest the vast majority of us waste money on a regular basis, money which can prove vital in these difficult times.
However, in no way shape or form should lux...
The Secret Chip Fat Fuel Phenomenon
While the company has been going for some time, the national media have only just picked up on a small garage in York which has hit on a goldmine selling used chip fat oil as biofuel. While the fuel is only applicable to diesel vehicles the company has seen demand go through the roof over the last few weeks and is struggling to fulfil demand. The fuel is priced at just under 95p a litre, a subst...Read More