The government has failed to use taxes to stop environmental damage and has
adopted a ‘timid’ approach to green taxation, the influential Treasury Committee
‘We are very disappointed by the Government’s timid use of environmental
taxes. True, they have introduced the climate change levy, and aggregates levy,
but these are miniscule in the grand scheme of things.
‘Overall, the Government has failed to match its 1997 commitment to increase
the use of green taxes,’ said committee chairman John McFall.
HMRC compliance crackdown targets SMEs, resulting in £468m for year ending 31 March 2016
Report argues that the government must change the way it makes tax and budget decisions
Committee expresses concern about costs to businesses and April 2018 implementation date
Andrew Tyrie airs views on the Finance Bill, 'Making Tax Policy Better' report, and Brexit