How much will net zero cost the UK? The OBR tries answering the trillion-pound question

Michael Holder
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Credit: HM Treasury

The Office for Budgetary Responsibility has offered some of the most detailed estimates to date on the costs and savings that would result from decarbonising the UK economy by 2050

Just how much it will cost the UK to reach net zero emissions by 2050 is the trillion-pound question at the epicentre of climate discourse at present. Or is it a billion pound question? Or will it require...

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