Welcome to the A Long Time In Finance Podcast; the long view of finance, markets and money as seen by two veteran City editors, Neil Collins and Jonathan Ford. Sponsored by Briefcase.News and hosted on Reaction.

How on earth did the UK end up having to fling £150bn at the energy market just to keep the lights on? Is it just because of Vladimir Putin, or does it also involve poor decisions taken far nearer to home? This week, Neil and Jonathan talk to energy expert Nick Butler about how decisions taken over many years left the UK increasingly vulnerable to energy shortages, the mess we’re facing, and how we might put it right.