Is Britain ready for electric cars? This is Money podcast

For better or worse the internal combustion engined car has shaped economies and the way we live over the past century. Now Britain has been told that new petrol and diesel engine cars will not be allowed to be sold in just nine years’ time. But the car itself isn’t …

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Government spends £16m on 93 new polluting DIESEL gritters

With Britons still unsure about whether they’ll be able to travel to spend Christmas with their families and loved ones this year, the Department for Transport has today announced it has spent £16million on 93 new gritters. The vehicles will be provided to Highways England to clear motorways and major …

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Stand-off in the housing market: House building plummets by a third in

Builders are set to deliver fewer than two-thirds as many new homes this year amid the ongoing pandemic and escalating planning tensions between developers and local government. With barely six weeks of 2020 left to go, Britain’s seven largest house builders have reported property completions are down, on average, by …

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Hunt for women underpaid state pension has begun, says DWP

Steve Webb’s petition: After it hit 10,000 the Government was obliged to issue a formal response to him and all those who signed. The Government has begun the ‘significant task’ of searching its records for married women who might be underpaid state pension, it has revealed. It is also exploring …

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SMALL CAP MOVERS: Hydrogen companies lifted by UK green recovery plan

Hydrogen companies were given a boost this week after the Prime Minister vowed to inject £500million to ‘turn water into energy’ as part of a 10-point plan for Britain’s green recovery. The goal is to generate 5GW of low-carbon hydrogen production capacity by 2030 for industry, transport, power and homes. …

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