The Conservative Government decision to eliminate subsidies for solar panel installation in the UK has led to a 94% drop in solar panel installations. Two years ago, when the Government announced this policy, over half the jobs in the industry were lost, that is around 17,000 of the 35,000 total. Literally thousands of jobs have been lost since then.
There were thousands of small companies involved in this industry, and I personally know several people who lost their jobs. Meanwhile huge multi-national corporations, involved in backward looking industries, such as, diesel engine manufacturing, are being accommodated by the Government who are seeking to foist the worst deal in history on the UK to minimise the damage to those industries.
These aren’t the actions of a forward thinking Government.