What you need to know about the UK’s Budget announcement

Last month UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced the Autumn 2021 Budget

Government to invest £1.7bn in a new large-scale nuclear power station

The Autumn Budget confirms that the government remains in “active negotiations” with EDF about Sizewell C

ENA responds to Budget and Spending Review

Energy Networks Association responds to the Chancellor’s budget

Chancellor reveals Budget for ‘a stronger economy for British people’

Rishi Sunak unveiled his spending plans in a Budget billed as paving the way to an ‘age of optimism’

Budget 2021: ‘New infrastructure bank to drive at least £40bn of green investment’

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak said ‘a real commitment to green growth’ is needed to build a strong, fair and resilient future economy

Scotland
Net zero: Scotland to invest ‘record’ £1.9bn in tackling climate change

It supports Scotland’s ambition towards becoming net zero by 2045

Building Back Better ‘must involve green incentives, a local focus and more diversity’

That’s the suggestion from global sustainability organisation IEMA, which has voiced its support to the Chancellor in securing a sustainable future as the UK recovers from the coronavirus crisis

UK’s solar industry calls for government to deliver net zero Budget

The Solar Trade Association says government must unlock the potential of solar energy in the UK and ’empower the transition to net zero greenhouse gas emissions’

Budget announcement ‘must unveil £33bn of new spending to put UK on path to net zero by 2050’

Policy thinktank IPPR stresses significantly more investment is needed in public transport, low carbon housing and the restoration of nature

Scotland announces raft of new funding to hit net zero

The wave of new investment announced in the Budget includes £1.8 billion of investment in low carbon infrastructure, intended to help dramatically reduce emissions