Davey forced to explain PM’s energy policy blunder

Energy Secretary Ed Davey’s attempts to take “the politics out of energy policy” today were overshadowed by the confusion following David Cameron’s surprise energy policy announcement. At Prime Minister’s Questions yesterday afternoon the usually careful Mr Cameron announced power firms would be made to offer customers their lowest tariffs, something DECC has since struggled to […]

CBI welcomes fuel price freeze

The CBI has welcomed the Government’s decision to freeze the fuel price rise until January next year. The proposed 3p per litre rise, which was due to start in August, was scrapped by Chancellor George Osborne yesterday after pressure from Labour. The CBI said this decision will help families and businesses across the country. Dr […]

CBI question government’s grip on finance

The Confederation of British Industry said they had reservations about the Department of Business’s new low-carbon construction plans. Earlier today, BIS set out ways in which government will have to work with construction in the future. Dr Neil Bentley, CBI’s Deputy Director-General, said government had to do more to develop finance: “We’ve welcomed the Green […]