Politics Home: Cutting red tape for train firms will help decarbonise our railways

This article was written by John originally for Politics Home Great herds of world leaders, climate change activists and media crews are all converging on Glasgow at the COP26 climate summit, like one of nature’s great animal migrations, to try to save the planet. There will be lofty speeches, lots…

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Conservative Home: How ‘street votes’ could both fund levelling up and ease the housing crisis

A sluggish economy means neuralgia for any Chancellor, because it turns budget day into a zero-sum tug-of-war. For every group that gets more taxpayer cash, there’s another that must lose out. But higher growth is economic aspirin: it clears the headache because there are more winners and fewer losers. And…

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Utility Week: ‘Dysfunctional’ energy retail market needs fixing

Addressing mounting fears over the impact of wholesale power price spikes on energy retailers back in September, Kwasi Kwarteng was sanguine. “It is not unusual for smaller energy suppliers to exit the market”, the energy secretary told the Commons. However, what we have seen heading into this winter is anything…

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