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Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards celebrate responsible business finance sector

Sixteen businesses that have accessed responsible business finance have been announced as finalists at the Citi Microentrepreneurship Awards. The awards, which are run by the Citi Foundation in partnership with Responsible Finance, are a celebration of the best emerging micro-entrepreneurs and the responsible business finance providers that support them

£70 million regeneration plan for London launched

A £70 million regeneration plan to support growth and community development in London has been launched by the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. The Good Growth Fund, which is part of “A City For All Londoners”, a document that outlines Khan’s growth plans for the city, will help to improve London’s community and support innovative projects that create new jobs.

Wind and solar power could challenge nuclear energy

The value of nuclear energy, and in particular the troubled Hinkley Point, is being questioned in light of the possibilities offered by alternative and renewable technologies. One of Hinkley Point’s main advantages is offering continuous, “on-all-the-time” power. However, technology and its lower costs may be erasing the need for the plant to be built.

Help with costs promised for big energy users

Steel and chemicals industries will be amongst the big users of energy that will benefit from being exempt from paying…

Oil excess hits record high of 3bn barrels

According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), the pressure on oil prices is likely to extend into next year due…

New study on oil and gas industry released

The results of a new study by Big 4 firm Deloitte has highlighted the state of the supply-chain between the…

HMRC outlines how businesses can reimburse electric car usage by employees

HM Revenue and Customs has set out how a business can reimburse employees for costs incurred by using electric cars…

Oil and commodity prices cause 2% FTSE 100 fall

Yesterday, commodity prices declined and caused a 2% drop in morning trade on the UK market. This meant the benchmark…

Bill Gates calls for investment in renewable energy innovation

Governments should ramp up investment in research to power innovation in renewable energy, says Bill Gates. Philanthropist Bill Gates has…

Energy saving in the work place: what can you do?

Recent research has revealed that 68 per cent of workers in the UK claim to care about energy efficiency in…

The rise of UK solar farms

As solar farms continue to multiply in number across the UK, we consider the impact this will have in the…

The financial risks of climate change

While the world studies the environmental impacts of climate change, what are the potential financial risks that businesses face? Climate…

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