UK government unveils energy strategy

Up to eight more nuclear reactors could be delivered to existing sites as part of the UK's new energy strategy.

The plan, which aims to boost UK energy independence and tackle rising prices, also includes plans to increase wind, hydrogen and solar production.

Under the government's new plans, up to 95% of the UK's electricity could come from low-carbon sources by 2030.

The energy security strategy includes the goal of producing up to 50 gigawatts (GW) of energy through offshore wind farms, which the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy says would be more than enough to power every home in the UK.

Rain Newton-Smith, Chief Economist at the Confederation of British Industry, said:

'This strategy sets an ambitious bar for a more resilient, low carbon energy system for the future. Bold words must now be matched by bold actions from the government.

'The proof will be in the strategy's delivery, in partnership between business and government. Business believes greater energy independence must go hand in hand with delivering a net-zero, higher growth economy.

'While it's welcome this strategy addresses some long-standing challenges, companies are continuing to really struggle with increased wholesale energy costs right now. The Government's next step should be to provide immediate cashflow support for firms through the Recovery Loan Scheme – and move to cut bills for energy intensive industries to maintain competitiveness.'

Internet links: GOV.UK CBI website

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After completing her A-Levels in 2017, Rebecca started her career in accounting by joining the Page Ivy team. Since then she has completed levels 2 and 3 of the AAT qualification and is currently studying towards level 4.

In the office, Rebecca works with our clients to assist them in preparing their VAT returns, assists with Xero Cloud-based bookkeeping and Accounting and is also trained in all matters of payroll.

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Since school Charlie has always had an interest in accountancy and followed up on his career aspirations by joining Page Ivy in 2017.

After three years of studying, Charlie is nearing completion of his AAT level 4 qualification and is looking to start his ACCA training imminently.

Charlie deals with the preparation of Limited Company, Sole trader and Partnership accounts along with preparing VAT and MGD returns.

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Danielle joined the Page Ivy team back in 2013 as an AAT Trainee, now qualified she is responsible for managing our Payroll  Bureau.

Her role includes processing weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly payroll runs, corresponding with HMRC on behalf of our clients,  preparing and submitting CIS 300 returns, assisting clients with all areas of payroll, HR, and Administration.

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Declan is the newest member of the Page Ivy team, starting with us in 2020.

Declan is currently studying towards level 2 of his AAT Apprenticeship and in the office, is getting to grips with data entry and analysis.

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Megan joined our team in 2014 and has been ensuring that the Page Ivy office runs smoothly ever since.

Her role includes managing the team and their diaries,  handling client queries, and assisting with Administration.

Megan is a Xero certified Payroll advisor, meaning that when Danielle is on leave, Megan is on hand to run our payroll department.

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Abby started her career in accounting in 2009, working for a small practice in Chesterfield, alongside studying for her AAT qualification.

After three short years, in 2012 the opportunity arose to become Director of Page Ivy Accountants and she hasn't looked back!

Building long-lasting client relationships are of utmost importance to Abby, she has a passion for providing a high level of customer service and ensuring that our clients feel valued.

Abby is responsible for overseeing the preparation of VAT returns and MGD return prepared by the Page Ivy team; along with providing personal tax advice to a wide range of clients.

 

In her spare time, Abby enjoys, traveling, reading, and going to the gym.

Edward joined the team as a school leaver in 2012.  From here he went on to study Business Administration, AAT, and finally progressed on to complete his  ACCA qualification 2019.

Edward is a knowledgable, pro-active Senior accountant, who prides himself on providing high quality, in-depth, technical advice in a manner that is easily understood by his clients.

He is responsible for the preparation of Sole trader, Partnerships, and Limited Company accounts. As well as monthly and quarterly management accounts and conducting business reviews.

In his spare time, Edward likes to spend time with his friends and family,  spending time in his local pub and watching Derby FC collect 3 points.

 

Gareth started his career in accountancy in 2002. Since then he has worked in both small and medium-sized accountancy practices, working with a variety of clients from small businesses to advising quoted companies on Corporate Tax compliance and specialist claims, such as for Research and Development allowances. He places high importance on technical expertise, believing this to be essential to ensure clients can be safe in the knowledge they are fully compliant with HMRC’s requirements while minimising their tax liabilities. This is reflected in him being a fully qualified member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts in England and Wales.

He joined Page Ivy in 2012, since then he has taken responsibility for overseeing the preparation of clients Sole Trader, Partnership and Limited company accounts, as well as clients personal Self Assessment Tax Returns.

Alongside Abby he hopes to continue to develop both the technical expertise within the firm, and see the business continue to grow from strength to strength.

Outside of work Gareth has served as deputy leader of the town council, enjoys eating out, and fishing.

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