Hot water pipework to be installed connecting energy centres on the Olympic Park and Stratford City

53 million smart meters in 30 million homes will allow more control on how energy is used at home and work

Leading brands will help support new entrepreneurs

Some projects deliver savings to residents in excess of £3m

£650m funding pot sees 378 freeze their council tax and 43 reduce it

Nearly 42 per cent want councils to provide more facilities to make it easier to be green

Budget announced changes to improve the generosity, simplicity and reach of the Enterprise Investment Scheme

Measures include accelerating the release of public sector land

UK to become the first to introduce a carbon price floor for the power sector

State pension system also to be addressed

New facilities include Babraham Research Campus in Cambridge and the International Space Innovation Centre at Harwell

Funding will create or safeguard at least 1600 jobs