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The Autumn Statement

The Autumn Statement
Frank Rabusic
Frank Rabusic

On Wednesday 23rd November 2016, Phillip Hammond delivered his first Autumn Statement as a Chancellor. Unsurprisingly, there was little change in the UK energy policy from the previous budget, with the main attention focused on the economy, public borrowing, taxation, boosting productivity, welfare, housing, infrastructure and transport.

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Make BMS accessible and usable for all. The often overlooked yet critical importance of interface.

Make BMS accessible and usable for all. The often overlooked yet critical importance of interface.
John Lloyd
John Lloyd

It’s widely known that there are huge advantages of running a building energy management system (BMS), however there are flaws in the technology and this has led to some users being deterred from using such technologies. Many new buildings will have very complex, capable and expensive BMS systems installed but building operators lack the understanding, will or confidence to use them.

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Pound rises with UK court decision on Brexit

Pound rises with UK court decision on Brexit
Frank Rabusic
Frank Rabusic

The British Pound has risen considerably this morning as a UK court ruled the government must hold a vote in Parliament before starting the two-year countdown to Brexit and the Bank of England (BOE) announced that they will not cut interest rates, which are already at a record low level, this year. The UK currency was trading 1.6% and 1.5% higher vs the U.S. Dollar and Euro respectively, recovering some ground from the near 20% slide in 2016.

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