Spring Statement: Hammond set to step up climate action in response to School Strikes

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Philip Hammond will seek to quell school strikes with fresh green policies on Wednesday, according to reports
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Philip Hammond will seek to quell school strikes with fresh green policies on Wednesday, according to reports

Chancellor Philip Hammond will reportedly use his Spring Statement to unveil fresh green policy measures, as Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell promises bolder climate from Labour

Climate change is set to feature heavily in Chancellor Philip Hammond's Spring Statement later this week, with media reports suggesting the Treasury is looking to publicly respond to the recent School...

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