Tag Archives: YouGov

The public are warming to shale gas

Shale gas, the ‘unconventional’ form of natural gas that is accessed through the controversial process known as hydraulic fracturing (or ‘fracking’), received a boost in the Chancellor’s recent budget. The production of shale gas will be granted a ‘field allowance’, which is expected to reduce the effective tax rate on shale gas production from 62% […]

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Do the public even know what ‘statutory’ means?

Do we need statutory regulation of the press?  Perhaps the press should be regulated, but in a non-statutory way?  Or maybe we need statutory under-pinning of any regulation?  As the row about Lord Justice Leveson’s report has raged, I’ve wondered about another question: do the public even know what ‘statutory’ means? Let alone statutory under-pinning, […]

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