Budget 2018: Industry responds

The energy sector has responded to the Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond’s Budget announcement

Budget 2018: Plastic waste and nuclear fusion funding plans unveiled

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond also stressed the importance of caring for the planet

Energy UK calls for VAT removal from energy bills and energy efficiency measures

The trade body says that would reduce bills by nearly £60 a year

UK fuel duty to be frozen for ninth year in a row

The tax is paid on most fuels and currently stands at 57.95p per litre of petrol, diesel, biodiesel and bioethanol

Swansea Uni granted £36m to research green building materials

The university develops coatings that generate electricity from heat and light

UK to establish Green Finance Institute and skills taskforce

It will be jointly funded by the government and the City of London Corporation

UK Treasury refuses to attend post-Brexit environmental watchdog inquiry

The Environmental Audit Committee said Chancellor Philip Hammond has also refused to send another minister in his place

MPs seek evidence from Treasury on plans for new environmental watchdog

The Environmental Audit Committee has written to Chancellor Philip Hammond, requesting him or another minister to give evidence during its inquiry into the proposal

Spring Statement: Chancellor consults on tax charges to tackle plastic waste

Philip Hammond said money raised from any tax changes would be invested in developing new, greener products and processes

Budget 2017: Chancellor considers tax on single-use plastic items

  The UK Government is considering introducing a tax on single-use plastic items, including polystyrene takeaway boxes and bubble wrap. Chancellor Philip Hammond said he will work with Environment Secretary Michael Gove to investigate how the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items can reduce waste. A call for evidence is to be launched […]