National Grid

The National Grid provides a live status (check it out) At 9.35am on 20th December the contribution from wind was………. 3.4%.  The contribution from gas was 58.7%. The spot price for gas has reached USD 300 BOE recently.  At that price there is plenty...

Transition to all electric

From the “UK Energy in Brief” the current UK annual consumption of the main carbon based sources is:- Oil           57.4 million tonnes Gas        37.4 million tonnes of oil equivalent Coal       1.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent Gas primarily supplies domestic...

Future conflict

The changing climate will give rise to population moves on a scale never seen before.  There will be conflict over the best places to shelter from a stormy planet. The higher ground in the UK looks like a Goldilocks environment (not too hot and not too cold) by 2050....

Numbers matter

June 30th was the deadline for citizens of European Countries to apply for settled status.  The age profile of the UK population underpins Government policy.  From pre-school to retirement having accurate numbers determines housing, education and health provision. The...

New Dividend Tax

From 6th April 2016 a 7.5% dividend tax will come into play. For those who manage to avoid paying higher rate tax it will still be possible to have the same “take home pay”.