Wednesday, 5 March 2008

MPs call for rise in green taxes

The UK Treasury has "continually demonstrated a lack of ambition and imagination" when it comes to green taxes, a report by MPs has concluded.

The Commons Environmental Audit Committee says there is little sign that ministers have acted on the recommendations of the Stern Review.

They also call for a rise in air taxes, especially on long-haul flights.

Failure to act would undermine the government's environmental credibility, warned the MPs.

The committee of 16 MPs said green taxes, as a proportion of all taxes, has declined from its peak of 9.7% in 1999 to 7.6% in 2006.
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