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?
How much do you spend on food every week?
As more and more people in the UK look to cut their monthly budgets we need to ask ourselves exactly where our money goes on a monthly basis. Do you, had on heart, honestly know how much you spend on food each week? While we might assume that we know what our expenditure on for example food each month, the chances are we will be well short of the mark. There are many people in the UK who simpl...Read More
Insulation is 'cost-effective' in beating energy bills
As experts predict significant rises in home energy bills at the beginning of this year, it has been claimed that one way to keep costs down could be to insulate your property.Neil Marshall, chief executive of the National Insulation Association, has claimed that installing loft and cavity wall insulation are good ways to provide a "cost-effective" solution to beating rising gas and electricity bi...Read More
Is It Time To Tighten Your Belt?
As the UK economy continues to slow and more job loses seem to be announced each day, we seem to be approaching the time when the UK population will need to save as much money as they can. Too many in the UK are continuing to live the lifestyle they had last year, using their savings to mask what has become an untenable situation. So what can they do to cut back on spending?
Marks & Spencer set to announce new 20% discount day
In a sign of the times, it has been announced that Marks & Spencer is set to hold a further 20% discount day in order to attract business as the consumer starts to disappear from the UK high street. This is the latest in a number of large-scale giveaways on the high street orchestrated by a number of the major retailers in an attempt to try and attract the attention and money of UK consumers.
Government launches new financial guidance service
The government has announced the launch of a new financial advice service, which will be trialled in the north-west from today. Residents in the north-west will have access to impartial financial information and guidance, by phone, face-to-face or on the web, as part of a three-month government-funded trial of the new Consumer Direct service.The service is intended to help people to fully understa...Read More