It's an irresponsible move to scrap zero carbon target

Isaac Occhipinti, External Affairs Manager of the HWA comments on the ‘irresponsible move’ after George Osbourne’s announcement to scrap the zero carbon target. Only weeks ago we were told that the ‘new’ Government would champion renewables, which therefore indicated a commitment to energy efficiency. A short time later and we have an announcement from Chancellor George Osbourne […]

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Government needs to look long-term after ‘environmentally barren’ budget

Following the ‘environmentally barren’ budget announcement, Rexel UK has stated that it is imperative the Government rapidly follows through with its ‘long term framework’ for the nation’s energy policy.  Of the very few environmental points noted in the summer budget, Chancellor Osborne declared the abolition of the Climate Change Levy (CCL) – to be removed from 1 […]

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How will the Budget 2015 affect the industry?

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has laid out his economic plans for the UK in the Budget 2015.  Some key announcements were: A new National Living Wage for anyone over 25. This will come in next April and will be £7.20-an-hour, rising to £9-an-hour by 2020 Inheritance tax threshold raised to £1m Climate Change Levy exemption for […]

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Industry reacts to the Budget 2015

George Osborne – the Chancellor of the Exchequer – has presented the Budget 2015 to Parliament, outlining the Government’s spending plans. In it, Osborne announced the Government is: Cancelling the fuel duty increase scheduled for September, saving a typical motorist a total of £675 by the end of 2015-16 Increasing support for the oil and gas […]

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Ask for Underfloor sets out hopes for the budget

Following reports we are unlikely to see anything too radical emerge from the red briefcase, BEAMA’s independent campaign Ask for Underfloor sets out its hopes ahead of the final Budget of this Parliament.  Chris Ingram of BEAMA Underfloor said: “With the election looming, is it expected that George Osborne won’t announce anything too drastic in […]

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