Daily Archives: July 28, 2010

We examine new proposals for lower pension contributions and a longer working life. Will you learn to love your bank? Metro Bank reckons you will. And will your holiday-home become less tax efficient?


In this week’s podcast: We look at the swift departure of Tony Hayward and ask what his replacement Bob Dudley has to offer. We also turn our attention to Turkey and the news from the International Energy Agency that the Turkish refiner, Tupras, has stepped in to supply Iran refined petroleum after several other international companies cut off their supplies to the country. And lastly we take a look at what’s going on with Ofgem and its surprising turnaround on the rules surrounding post-privatisation regulation; making it easier for energy companies to raise the money needed to modernise the electricity grid.

We also say goodbye to Ed Crooks who leaves his job as energy editor for a new post with the FT in New York and we say hello and welcome to his replacement Sylvia Pfeifer.

Energy Weekly is taking a summer break and will be back in the autumn on September 1.

Produced by LJ Filotrani