Green tech marketing company calls for continued investment in energy efficiency
It has been revealed that the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has yet to reach agreement with the Government’s biggest-spending departments on cuts to their budgets.
Seven Government departments have provisionally agreed to reduce their budgets by up to ten per cent to meet the Treasury’s plans to cut 2015/2016 spending by £11.5 billion. This only accounts, however, for approximately 20 per cent of the cuts that need to be made – with a further £8bn still to save.
The Home Office, Defence and Business departments have made no commitments, while the Justice, Energy and Communities and Local Government departments are among the ones to agree to changes. Content Communications, a Bristol-based low-carbon technology marketing firm, strongly feels that the cuts should not stop investment in energy efficiency projects and carbon reduction programmes.
Joanna Watchman, Managing Director of the specialist in green-tech marketing, says: “There is so much more to be done to improve the efficiency of UK buildings – we cannot afford to let the cuts prevent the UK from making essential improvements to our infrastructure.”
She adds: “Investment in energy efficiency is crucial and is also beneficial to the development of our low carbon sector, promoting growth and providing jobs.”