06 Feb '12, 8am

Also this morning, MPs slam govt's lack of progress on green taxes again

MPs will today accuse the Treasury of failing to address concerns that the government is "giving green taxes a bad name", after the department took seven months to respond to a report calling for greater clarity on environmental levies. The Commons Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) will today publish the government's response to a report it launched in July last year, accusing the Treasury of focusing its fiscal policy on raising revenues rather than curbing environmentally damaging behaviour . FURTHER READING Five green things we've learned this week Mixed messages dim Chinese carbon tax prospects The Treasury's response questions the committee's assertion that fuel and air passenger duty are 'environmental taxes' and defends its plan to change the way it subsidises fuel made from used cooking oil . But Joan Walley, chair of the EAC, said the response was too little too...

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