Energy networks making £7.5bn in unjustified profit over 8 years, Citizens Advice finds

Citizens Advice is calling for energy network companies to return money to consumers through a rebate Energy consumers are subsidising £7.5bn in unjustified profits made by the businesses responsible for the UK’s gas and electricity networks over an 8 year period, new research from Citizens Advice reveals today. The national charity has published new research … Read more

Local businesses come together to write the next chapter of the St Helens Story

Businesses, organisations and key individuals, from the public and private sectors are working together on an initiative to deliver a consistent message about St Helens so that the rest of the country and the world starts to see and hear about what a special place St Helens is. Following on from the launch of the … Read more

State aid: Commission endorses UK National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020

The European Commission has found that the UK National Broadband Scheme for 2016-2020 complies with EU state aid rules. The scheme aims to connect as many homes and businesses as possible throughout the UK to high speed broadband. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager, in charge of competition policy said: “Today’s decision endorses UK plans to support the roll-out … Read more

EU and Brazil to work together on 5G mobile technology

The EU and Brazil today signed an agreement to develop 5G, the next generation of communication networks. The Commission also started work on an action plan to deploy the technology in the EU by 2020. In the future, everybody and everything will use 5G. By 2020, there will be 26 billion connected devices and 70 … Read more

The EU and China signed a key partnership on 5G, our tomorrow’s communication networks

Both parties are committed to reciprocity and openness in terms of access to 5G networks research funding, market access as well as in membership of Chinese and EU 5G associations. The EU and China have signed a milestone agreement in the global race to develop 5G networks, during today’s EU-China High Level Economic and Trade Dialogue in … Read more