UK public in favour of more green taxes
Poll points to willingness to pay more to protect the environment
The UK public is willing to make more personal sacrifices to protect the
environment including accepting new taxes on goods and services that damage the
environment, a Guardian/ICM poll has revealed.
Two thirds of those polled said they approved of a green tax to discourage
behaviour that harms the environment, while a third said they would not accept
the extra duties.
Eight percent of those polled said they would be willing to spend more than
£1,000 to make their homes more environmentally friendly, 32% said they would
spend £100, while just 16% said they refused to pay any extra money.
Recently, the prime minister said he believed no country would be willing to
make economic sacrifices to protect the environment.