MPs slam Treasury's defence of its green taxes

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Environmental Audit Committee criticises Treasury's slow and incomplete response to Budget 2011 and environmental taxes report

MPs will today accuse the Treasury of failing to address concerns that the government is "giving green taxes a bad name", after the department took seven months to respond to a report calling for greater...

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