Parties debate green taxes
The Conservatives would favour "subtle market interventions" over any hard-hitting green taxes if they are elected to government in May, according to former energy minister Greg Barker.He told a debate organised by the Aldersgate Group, that, although the Conservatives want to lower the tax burden in the next parliament, there would be a place for taxes that did not hit people’s poc
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