Treasury urged to transform the UK’s circular economy

A new report suggests a potential reconstruction in the way the UK repairs, reuses and recycles could create nearly 450,000 jobs by 2035

Treasury appoints new independent group to clamp down on ‘greenwashing’

The Green Technical Advisory Group will oversee the government’s delivery of a Green Taxonomy, a framework setting the bar for investments that can be defined as environmentally sustainable

Pay-per-mile scheme ‘should be mandatory by 2030’

A new report discussed by MPs considers road pricing as the most effective way to tackle air pollution and congestion

HM Treasury and HMRC ‘don’t understand the environmental impacts of taxes’

The Public Accounts Committee states: ‘The UK government has been blithely issuing ever more ambitious climate targets for years now, with no sign of a roadmap to reach any of them’

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

Extinction Rebellion climate activists spray fake blood outside Treasury

Supporters of the group stood nearby holding banners saying ‘this is an emergency’ and ‘act now’

Sir David Attenborough named ambassador for biodiversity review

The review, commissioned by the Treasury, will assess the economic benefits of biodiversity globally as well as the economic costs and risks of biodiversity loss

UK fuel duty to be frozen for ninth year in a row

The tax is paid on most fuels and currently stands at 57.95p per litre of petrol, diesel, biodiesel and bioethanol

UK seeks bids for management of £400m EV charging fund

The successful fund manager will be appointed to raise and manage the investment fund on behalf of the Treasury

UK Treasury refuses to attend post-Brexit environmental watchdog inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee said Chancellor Philip Hammond has also refused to send another minister in his place