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03 Jan 2013

The Patent Box

Posted by: Steven Godfrey In March 2012 the government published the Finance Bill 2012 which included incentives for companies to hold, exploit or conduct development work towards patents.  These provisions are called The Patent Box and can normally be claimed Read on →

Filed under: Industry News
02 Jan 2013

Blowing Hot and Cold

Posted by: Steven Godfrey The UK is the windiest country in Europe and generates more power from offshore wind than the rest of Europe combined.  On December 13th 2012 the last of 175 turbines was installed at the largest offshore Read on →

Filed under: Renewable Energy
13 Dec 2012

Focussing on Pupils

Posted by: Steven Godfrey The next few years will be testing times for school finances. A recent Institute for Fiscal Studies report stated1: “Going forwards, we estimate that public spending on education in the UK will fall by 3.5% per Read on →

Filed under: Industry News
01 Dec 2012

The Green Deal – The Basics

Posted by: Steven Godfrey Fuel poverty is defined as a household that spends more than 10% of their income on fuel.  In 2010 this comprised 3.5 million households across the UK.  Ironically, those who would benefit most from the savings Read on →

Filed under: Energy
13 Nov 2012

Feed-In Tariffs

Posted by: Steven Godfrey Feed-In Tariffs (“FiTs”) are the government’s second-tier mechanism to stimulate domestic/small commercial renewable electricity generation. Since its introduction on 1 April 2010, 285,000 installations have been registered of which 91% are Photovoltaic (“PV”) and overwhelmingly domestic Read on →

Filed under: Renewable Energy
13 Nov 2012

RO – the Renewables Obligation

Posted by: Steven Godfrey Since 2002 the Renewables Obligation (“RO”) has encouraged the growth of large-scale renewable energy generation and currently contributes £2bln annually to this goal. Renewable generation has grown from 3.1GW to 13 GW, 1.8% to 9.4% in Read on →

Filed under: Energy