SNP: Scotland should make own decisions on oil and gas

The “mismanagement of successive Westminster Governments” has shown why Scotland needs to make its own decisions on oil and gas. That’s the view of the Scottish National Party (SNP), which made the comment following George Osborne’s trip to Scotland yesterday where he warned the nation could see “very significant” tax rises if it established an […]

Fuel duty rise scrapped again

A rise in fuel duty due to be introduced in September, has been cancelled by the Chancellor. In his Budget speech yesterday, George Osborne said petrol would now be 13 pence per litre cheaper than it would have been had the fuel duty not been frozen in the last two years. He said: “For a […]

Support for gas ‘could risk £600 energy bill rise’

Household energy bills in the UK could be £600 higher in the next few decades if there is continued reliance on gas over low-carbon technologies, it was claimed today. In a new report the Committee on Climate Change looked at the impact of carbon budgets on energy bills and found household bills could rise by […]