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Businesses spared more green taxes

UK businesses will not be subject to more environmental taxes according to John Healy, economic secretary to the Treasury.

Link: Pre-Budget report

and Brown set to implement plastic bags tax

He said industry should be reassured by Gordon Brown’s commitment to review the impact of green taxes on business competitiveness, that was mentioned in the pre-Budget report.

He also attacked green lobbyists by saying they ‘come up with ill-informed ideas for environmental taxation’.

But industry remains sceptical following the publication on Wednesday of a Downing Street Strategy Unit report on waste. Among its recommendations was ‘differential product charges’ which could include higher VAT for non-green items.

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