Energy price hikes kept inflation at 2.7%

Rising gas and electricity prices in the UK kept inflation at a rate of 2.7% in December last year. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the annual rate of inflation, measured by the Consumer Prices Index (CPI), was static for the third month in a row. The CPI is the main UK […]

Energy sector could benefit from change to education, says recruitment specialist

More needs to be done to encourage young people to develop the necessary skills they need to find jobs in the energy sector. That’s the message from a recruitment boss, who says the UK Government needs to do more to stimulate the skills the UK needs. Paul Flynn, Managing Director of specialist offshore recruiters Earthstaff […]

Fuel duty regulator called for on Fair Fuel day

Plaid Cymru leader Elfyn Llwyd has reignited the fight for a fuel duty regulator to stop prices rising too much at the pump. A protest is taking place later today outside Westminster to campaign for cuts fuel duty on petrol and diesel. The price at the pumps soared to over £1.50 a litre this week. […]

Government’s slice of petrol price has shrunk

The Government’s slice of petrol pump prices has shrunk significantly in the last decade. According to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this week, the amount going to the Government has dropped from 81% ten years ago to 66% in 2009-10. The ONS suggests this is because the rise in petrol duty […]