Taxation articles

Treasury claim that fuel duty freeze benefits economy ignores climate and air pollution impacts

Cars stuck in congested traffic

Treasury study admits economic modelling "is not intended to capture the impact of a reduction in fuel duty through externalities" such as congestion, air pollution and carbon emissions

14 Apr 2014

Committee on Climate Change downplays impact of carbon price floor freeze

Chancellor George Osborne presenting the 2013 Budget in the traditional red box

Committee accused of putting "blind faith" in EU emissions trading scheme to tackle coal industry renaissance

02 Apr 2014

Greg Barker defends carbon tax freeze


EXCLUSIVE: Energy and climate change minister says move will allow both manufacturing and clean energy to flourish

25 Mar 2014

Green Budget 2014: At a glance

BusinessGreen runs through the key announcements for the green economy in today's Budget

19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Osborne's carbon price freeze sparks green investment fears

Chancellor unveils £7bn support package to help industry with rising energy costs, fueling concerns decarbonisation efforts could be undermined

19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014 – The green business wishlist

Retaining carbon taxes, boosting energy efficiency, and tackling climate change are among the issues George Osborne should address

19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Where is the climate of urgency?

Cameron and Osborne have recently highlighted the importance of action on climate change - you would expect today's Budget to build on that commitment, but sadly it won't

19 Mar 2014

Budget 2014: Carbon Price Floor row to overshadow new green investment

Renewables industry warns heavily trailed decision to freeze carbon price floor could see £4bn of clean energy investment put at risk

18 Mar 2014

Green social change: building an Energy Saving Society

Ed Davey speech to the LSE calls for a national focus on improving energy efficiency

12 Mar 2014

Renewables industry warns carbon price floor freeze could chill clean energy investment

RenewableUK wades into row over the future of the carbon price floor with stark warning about the impact on investor confidence

12 Mar 2014

Budget 2014 - Stand by your Mechanism George

RenewableUK's Maria McCaffery warns any freeze of the carbon price floor would hit clean energy investment

12 Mar 2014

The Carbon Price Floor and the UK's industrial energy strategy

Tim Rotheray of the CHPA argues that disagreements over the carbon floor price are a red herring, the government's focus should be on boosting competitiveness and efficiency

11 Mar 2014

Gas sector battles coal power over carbon price floor

Independent gas generators warn mooted freezing of levy in the Budget as advocated by coal industry will lead to blackouts

10 Mar 2014

Coal industry joins calls for carbon price floor rethink

Charge will devastate coal industry, trade body warns, following similar appeals by the CBI and EEF

10 Mar 2014

Carbon tax cuts Australian corporate emissions as climate debate rages

Government figures show a seven per cent drop in emissions in the first year of the levy, which is set for the chop next year

10 Mar 2014

Business groups intensify calls for green energy policy rethink

CBI and EEF insist they are committed to building a low carbon economy, but warn action must be taken to tackle high industrial energy costs

05 Mar 2014

Manufacturers urge Treasury to scrap carbon tax

EEF argues high energy prices are stopping heavy energy users from "reshoring" production to the UK

24 Feb 2014

Replace business rates with energy tax, argue retailers

British Retail Consortium proposes overhaul of tax system to drive investment in energy efficient property

19 Feb 2014

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