“Make do and mend” costs British business £3bn a year

British businesses are being forced to “make do and mend” with old, inefficient equipment, as over half (52 per cent), don’t have the cash to upgrade it. Well over half of small and medium-sized businesses (60 per cent) wait until their equipment breaks down completely before replacing it

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Shop around key to a smaller food bill

Shoppers face a complex and time-consuming task to get the best deal, depending on the store they buy food from and the item involved according to a new booklet 'Public behaviour in the UK in times of economic decline/rising food prices' more...

How are we doing, really?

EU seeks new tools for measuring economic performance that give more weight to social and environmental aspects of wellbeing

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Latest assessment of Scotland's economy

Continuing tough economic conditions demand the Scottish Government be allowed to bring forward further vital infrastructure investment, John Swinney said

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UK secures long-term European backing for key small business tax break

The Government has secured the long-term future of a tax break designed to help small, high-growth companies to recruit and retain highly skilled employees by gaining State more...

GDP in the OECD area stabilised in the second quarter of 2009

Gross domestic product (GDP) in the OECD area stabilised in the second quarter of 2009 (minus 0.002 per cent), according to preliminary estimates, following a fall of 2.1 p more...

Joint buying by fire services to benefit local communities

Better value for money and millions of pounds of savings could be achieved by Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRAs) joining up to buy goods and services, says a new procuremen more...

OECD releases growth in unit labour costs

Growth in unit labour costs remained at 1.0 per cent in OECD countries in first quarter of 2009

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Government Invests £340million In Next Generation Aircraft Design And Manufacture

Lord Mandelson has announced that the Government has agreed to support Airbus with up to £340 million repayable launch investment for the development of the A350 XWB

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Mobile phone calls lowest in Finland, Netherlands and Sweden, says OECD report

Finland, the Netherlands and Sweden have the lowest prices for mobile phone calls among OECD countries, according to the latest OECD Communications Outlook. The highest wer more...

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Editor's Feature
John Alker
Head of Advocacy,
UK Green Building Council

Time and again studies show that one of the key barriers to the uptake of home energy efficiency and low carb...


Poor housing costs the country billions of pounds,...
the relationship between poor housing and poor health outcomes are well documented. It is important ...
Green by name, green by nature
Paul You say "For example we are delivering new technologies that allow more effective virtual and ...
CRC10 Programme
Once again, a great conference with some excellent speakers and a very well coreographed event.
The 80/80 challenge
Whilst I agree with the point made, with so many conflicting messages (e.g. AAA rated dishwashers us...
The 80/80 challenge
Why are we getting so hung up on insulation when we encourage the use of unnecessary items such as t...