04 Nov '16, 1pm

How the Paris Climate Agreement Will Change Your Life via @EcoWatch

How the Paris Climate Agreement Will Change Your Life via @EcoWatch

If the government chooses, it could use this revenue to reduce VAT by two thirds, once out of the EU, making almost all products at least 10 percent cheaper at a stroke. Or it could reduce the basic rate of income tax from 20 percent down to 5 percent. Or, most likely, it could do some sensible combination, reducing income, sales and payroll taxes, while using a small part of the revenue for information campaigns, basic R&D and measures to avoid hardship, such as the winter fuel allowance for pensioners. There is some evidence that directing about 10 percent of the climate tax revenue towards the poorest two deciles would stop it being regressive . Given the Paris targets will require people to live much cleaner lives anyway, these seem like pretty good side-effects.

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