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ENA responds to the Autumn Statement

17 November 2022

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, today delivered the Autumn Statement 2022.


David Smith, Chief Executive of Energy Networks Association (ENA), which represents the UK’s energy network operators, responded to the Autumn statement:

“We welcome the Chancellor’s focus on energy efficiency. He was right to combine short term measures to help the public find reliable, practical advice on avoiding wasting energy with longer term investment into delivering better insulation and upgrading boilers. The cheapest form of energy is that which you can avoid using, and these measures could help save consumers billions. 

“To make these energy efficiency measures a reality we ask the Government to engage with our members so we can work together to create the most effective approach for customers.

“The Government’s focus on the growth priorities of energy, infrastructure and innovation will help to stabilise the UK economy in the long term. With Net Zero and economic growth working hand-in-hand these goals now need to be reflected in policy measures and regulatory reform.”  

About us

Energy Networks Association (ENA) is the industry body representing the energy networks. Our members include every major electricity network operator in the UK. The electricity networks are at the heart of the energy transition. They directly employ more than 26,000 people in the UK, including 1,500 apprentices. They are spending and investing £33bn in our electricity grids over the coming years, to ensure safe, reliable and secure energy supplies for the millions of homes and businesses reliant on power every day.

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