Fuel duty not a green tax, says Treasury
The government has revealed it does not consider road tax or duties on fuel and air passenger numbers as environmental taxesIn its first formal definition of what constitutes an environmental tax, the Treasury has confirmed that, while levies on fuels and vehicle excise duty can have a positive impact on the environment, t
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In R. (on the application of Friends of the Earth Ltd) v Secretary of State for the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the claimant applied for judicial review of the Secretary’s decisions to approve pro-posals and policies prepared under the Climate Change Act 2008, and to publish the government’s Net Zero Strategy to comply with his obligations.
The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently consulted on proposals to strengthen and improve the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), and has published its response and decisions.