Do the government's green tax claims add up?

Will Nichols
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Offical figures show revenues from environmental levies are up since 2010, but critics claim the government has 'defined its way out of a problem'

The government has met a pledge to increase green taxes "in letter rather than in spirit", environmental experts have said. Receipts from environmental taxes have increased from £2.5bn at the start...

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