‘Businesses support tax-based incentives to drive net zero’

A new report reveals that 83% of businesses would support environmental taxes and tax incentives to accelerate decarbonisation

EY commits to carbon-neutrality by 2020

It claims it the first ‘Big Four’ organisation in the world to announce such plans

Germany signs off controversial climate change policy plan

Package of measures include cheaper rail travel and more taxes on flights

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Renewable Energy Association contests proposed tax hike on low carbon tech

The clean energy organisation has called on HMRC not to increase VAT rates for technologies such as domestic solar, biomass boilers and battery storage

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Motoring taxes ‘must be overhauled to deal with EV adoption’

That’s the verdict made in a new report published by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association

Government consults on new tax for plastic packaging producers

It would be imposed on plastic packaging that do not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30% recycled content

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New York hails congestion charge for yellow taxis

The move aims to reduce the number of cars on the streets in busy parts of Manhattan

France freezes fuel duty rise in face of widespread protests

The tax hike to encourage a shift towards cleaner transport has been suspended for six months

Russia ‘to hit record oil revenues’

Analytics firm GlobalData expects the nation to see record-breaking revenues over the next six years

‘Record-breaking’ public support to use tax system to tackle plastic waste

The government’s recent call for evidence attracted an ‘unprecedented’ 162,000 responses