The Green Spending Review


BusinessGreen brings together all the news and analysis on how George Osborne's spending cuts will impact green businesses

On October 20 2010, Chancellor George Osborne published his Comprehensive Spending Review detailing how the coalition governnent plans to tackle the deficit.

The proposed spending cuts and related policy announcements will have major implications for the low carbon economy and green businesses.

In this series of articles BusinessGreen rounds up the main announcements from the day, and analyses how the low carbon economy will fare once the coalition's austerity measures begin to bite.

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