Cameron to set up ministerial taskforce to help British Gas staff

Prime Minister David Cameron has agreed to set up a taskforce to help nearly 700 British Gas workers who could lose their jobs. He made the comment at the House of Commons yesterday after the Big Six supplier proposed plans to cut 684 office-based roles and close its Oldbury office. Responding to a question put […]

Longannet task force unveils details of economic recovery plan

The Longannet task force has unveiled details of its plans to support workers, business and communities affected by the closure of the coal power plant scheduled in March 2016. Scottish Energy Minister Fergus Ewing said skills development and employability support have been offered to affected employees. He added: “All workers and onsite contractors will have access to […]

Scotland’s energy taskforce meets over job losses

A new taskforce set up by the Scottish Government to support jobs in the energy industry met for the first time yesterday. The Energy Jobs Taskforce discussed the current situation in the oil and gas industry and the opportunities for hundreds of people facing redundancy following the impact of oil prices. The Scottish Government said […]

Smart grid needs to be secure

A report commissioned by the Energy Networks Association has said a joined up approach is needed to make any future smart grid secure from cyber attack. The report written by international consultants KMEA looked at the threats and considered how government and networks should be developing strategies to secure UK electricity infrastructure. The report found […]