Business energy "missing jigsaw” piece of Chancellor's plans

Business energy users are likely to be feeling hard done by as their predicament was “one big piece of the jigsaw” missing from the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. That’s according to the CBI Director General John Cridland (pictured) who has told ELN: “He didn’t do anything about energy costs on business.” While the recent debate over […]

"Dormouse" Ed Davey's energy statement "lacks real solutions"

Ed Davey’s annual energy statement today “lacked real solutions” for rising energy bills and hard-pressed householders in the country. That’s according to environmental campaigners and consumer groups who made it clear they weren’t happy with the Energy Secretary despite his plans to hold a competition review on the UK’s energy market and make switching easier […]

‘Cluttered climate policies are failing us’, say businesses

Businesses believe the Government’s “cluttered” climate policies are “failing” them, a British manufacturing trade body warned over the weekend. The EEF which supports more than 6,000 manufacturers and engineers in the UK, is calling for an urgent full scale review of the government’s climate and environment policies ahead of the next Spending Review. The complaint […]

Shot in the arm for heavy industry

British industry received a welcome shot in the arm today after Chancellor George Osborne announced that the coalition Government would be offering more support to major energy users. Mr Osborne told politicians we would not “save the planet by shutting down our steel mills” and has offered a £250 million fund which will cut climate […]