Our broken energy policies need reform – but don’t hold your breath– Jeremy Warner


By Paul Homewood

h/t Philip Bratby

Jeremy Warner follows up on the Helm report:


Theresa May was quick to endorse the findings and recommendations last week of a review into mental health in the workplace – Thriving at Work – by Paul Farmer, the chief executive of Mind, and Dennis Stevenson, a former HBOS chairman who has been refreshingly open about his own mental health issues. And rightly so. For whatever reasons, mental illness is a growing scourge, and must be treated much more sensitively by employers.

There was a less fulsome welcome, however, for Dieter Helm’s equally compelling review of the cost of UK energy. Greg Clark, the Business and Energy Secretary, would say only that he was “grateful to Professor Helm for his forensic examination. We will now carefully consider his findings.” In Whitehall speak, that’s what’s known as playing it off into the long grass. Privately…

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