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CBI challenges Osborne’s view of green policy “burden” - 12 Dec 2011 via @BusinessGreen

The CBI has issued its clearest challenge to date to Chancellor George Osborne's controversial decision to characterise green policies as a "burden ", arguing that many businesses see the green economy and environmental policies as a means of driving growth. Osborne has angered green groups in recent months by describing environmental policies as variously a "burden" and a "ridiculous cost". FURTHER READING Defra helps Europe un-WRAP a resource-efficient economy Green Alliance calls for scarce resources recycling incentives Speaking during his Autumn Statement, he argued that tax breaks for carbon intensive industries were necessary to stop them from migrating overseas, a move the CBI had called for. However, he also angered the green business community by arguing that the tax breaks and accompanying review of countryside protection rules were justified on the grounds the ...

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