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Material Matters

Employment essentials - which jobs would you keep?

Do you remember having so-called balloon debates at school?

Material matters - Fuel for thought

My own energy supplier, SSE, has just announced an 8.2% price rise, similar to the others and also on the back of record profits for the year ending March 2013. But let’s look beyond the headlines and a bit more closely at SSE’s accounts.


Material Matters was the regular Materials World column on topical issues, established by and written for many years by Jack Harris until he passed away in February 2009. From June 2010 it was written by Craig Durham CEng MIMMM, a Senior Production Engineer working in the upstream oil and gas industry and Past President of the Mining Institute of Scotland.