Does UK industry need a helping hand?

Steel may be buckling from outside pressures, but UK manufacturing isn’t helpless. States intervene to help industry Governments around the world give their industries a helping hand with all kinds of energy incentives from lower taxes to renewable energy levies and import tariffs. But, as the crisis in the loss-making UK steel industry has illustrated […]

“Bearish” mood continues in UK gas contracts

Gas prices for July slipped upwards in the UK this morning as the “bearish” mood tides over from last week, according to a daily market report. Tim Carter, Client Portfolio Manager at npower’s Optimisation Desk said: “Prompt gas contracts have continued last week’s bearish trends as July 14 contracts are now trading 1pence per therm […]

Can Ofgem code get rid of energy TPI cowboys?

Ofgem’s review of firms which act as go-betweens for customers and suppliers in the energy sector has been described as “too vague” – but others believe some of their plans would get rid of the “cowboys”. The regulator is carrying out an investigation of third party intermediaries or TPIs – which includes switching websites, energy […]