Government must secure the UK’s energy independence by investing in domestic production
Energy security is vital to UK prosperity. As a net importer of all main fuel types, further investment in domestic production is needed to not only limit our exposure to foreign shocks impacting the cost or supply of fossil fuels, but to facilitate the transition to a net zero economy and to diversify our energy portfolio.
Young people in deprived coastal and rural communities are being held back
When the prime minister used one of his first speeches to talk about ‘levelling up’ England’s left-behind regions, he could quite well have been referring to the lack of opportunities available to young adults in deprived coastal or rural communities, with no clear career pathway after leaving secondary school.