Spring Statement: What are the key green takaways from the Chancellor's mini-budget?

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From clean tech VAT cuts to some glaring green omissions, BusinessGreen runs down the key net zero announcements from yesterday's mini-budget

Chancellor Rishi Sunak yesterday presented his Spring Statement to the House of Commons, setting out a surprisingly limited plan for how the government intends to navigate an historic economic crunch,...

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