The government’s autumn statement has been criticised for failing to close loopholes in the windfall tax and for delaying extra spending on home insulation for three years.
The business secretary, Jacob Rees-Mogg, who announced a lifting for the fracking moratorium last month, has resigned, as the new prime minister began forming his cabinet.
Eight candidates made it through to the contest for Conservative leader and prime minister tonight.
The company behind gas exploration near the Surrey village of Dunsfold has complained to the local MP, Jeremy Hunt, about his comments that it would cause “enormous damage and disruption”.
A decision on gas exploration plans near the Surrey village of Dunsfold is expected by June 2022.
The onshore oil and gas industry has “strongly contested” comments made by the former Tory leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt, about drilling plans in Surrey.
The former Conservative leadership contender, Jeremy Hunt, said today it was “extraordinary” that the UK, with its net zero target, was even thinking about plans to drill for gas at Dunsfold in Surrey.