Cigarette taxes should fund litter clean-up, MPs say

Jessica Shankleman
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New report by Communities and Local Government Committee says taxpayers are covering up to £850m in litter costs each year

Chancellor George Osborne will today face fresh pressure to use tobscco taxes to pay for cleaning up cigarette butts, in a new report by MPs that warns litter rates have barely improved during the past...

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