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UK governments have failed to deliver affordable energy, say business leaders

A poll by the Institute of Directors (IoD) has found that around seven in 10 business leaders (68%) think successive UK governments have failed to deliver competitively-priced energy. Published on Friday 19 August, the survey showed that approaching two thirds of directors (63%) also felt that governments had been unsuccessful in ensuring security of supply.

Energy reforms to bring "fairness and transparency" for small businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has said the energy market remedies, to be implemented by Ofgem, will deliver "fairness and transparency" in the sector. Speaking on Wednesday 3 August, FSB national chair John Allan said that the regulator would, within the next year, put an end to restrictive auto-rollover clauses and require microbusiness suppliers to publish their energy tariffs in a clear and comparable way.

Survey finds London workplaces lacking energy efficiency

The poor state of energy efficiency in London's offices and workplaces is damaging the city's competiveness, a survey by the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) has found.

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