There has been an awful lot of talk regarding the changes in Vehicle Tax Law since the Government changed it back in October 2014. The new law states that vehicle owners no longer need to display their tax disc reminders on their windscreen. They also changed the way vehicle tax is transferred once a vehicle has been bought from a new buyer. This meant that the vehicle tax didn’t transfer with the vehicle when it was sold and the new buyer was required to pay to tax it from the date of purchase. The requirement for an up to date MOT remained the same.
Many properties in rural areas will now be eligible for free insulation, thanks to new funding sources.
Prime Minister David Cameron has proposed financial incentives for councils and residents that are affected by fracking — the controversial process of extracting shale gas from the ground.
The energy watchdog Ofgem have put down new rules that will ban confusing and complicated energy tariffs. The ban came into effect on 2nd January 2014.
Earlier this year, five of the ‘big six’ energy suppliers announced that they would be making major increases to their prices. In an effort to lessen the impact on consumers the government have announced a new package of plans to bring energy prices down, allowing the energy companies to pass the savings on to consumers.
Five of the six big energy companies recently announced that their prices will be going up this winter. A new report from National Audit Office suggests that this trend could continue for another 17 years. The cost of gas, electricity and water is expected to increase at a higher rate than inflation, and lower income households will be the most affected.
Just a quick reminder that there are still grants available for a free A-rated energy efficient boiler.
Bad news if you live in the city of London — new research suggests that you have the highest carbon footprint per person in the entire UK! The article below, courtesy of the Carbon Brief, tries to figure out why.