Renewable groups axed in quango cull

Two renewable organisations were today abolished in Cabinet Minister Francis Maude’s ‘bonfire of the quangos’. And the Environment Agency is set to be overhauled to make it ‘more customer focused’, while a stay of execution has been granted to energy watchdog Consumer Focus. The Renewable Fuels Agency is scrapped and its functions transferred to the […]

NDA chief on quango rich list

The chief executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority Tony Fountain earns up to £369,999 a year. Mr Fountain is one of eight NDA staff on a list published today by the government which reveals the six-figure salaries of quango workers. Mr Fountain’s salary is £25,000 less than the highest sum on the list, the £394,999 […]