Andrew Eldred

“No net zero without skilled workforce” – ECA

The ECA says it is time for a rethink on how to get net zero done. It urges delegates at the COP27 climate summit in Sharm El-Sheikh to support adequate investment in the people and skills to make the targets a practical reality. The body says that the UK’s carbon reduction targets are simply not […]

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Government announces Energy Bill Relief Scheme for business facing soaring energy prices

Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Jacob Rees Mogg has announced that the government will provide support for businesses facing sharp rises in their energy bills. The support includes discounts on wholesale gas and electricity prices for businesses and will be equivalent to the Energy Price Guarantee for households announced by […]

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ECA’s solution to rising bills could save 70% of UK households £100 a year

ECA is calling on the next Prime Minister to tackle the cost-of-living crisis by immediately changing the way electricity and gas are taxed. In an open letter sent to Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, backed by signatories including leading construction industry bodies BESA, BSRIA, FETA and SELECT (full list of signatories below), ECA is urging the next […]

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Why are electricity prices four times more expensive than gas?

The ECA has called for the next leader of the Conservative Party to transform the way energy is taxed, to make sure Net Zero energy sources are incentivised, and consumers’ bills are reduced. ECA, which represents 3,000 Member businesses in the electrical and engineering services sector, has made three immediate proposals for the next Prime […]

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