Budget 2017: Tax hike for diesel cars and new £220m Clean Air Fund

  The government is introducing a temporary levy on diesel cars in a bid to reduce air pollution. It is part of Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Budget announcement, which follows the government’s draft air quality plan earlier this year. Under the new plans, from April 2018, Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for diesel cars that don’t meet […]

Children hand in 200k signatures against solar tax hike

Children have handed in a petition to drop a solar tax hike threatening their school’s renewable energy project. This morning, students from Eleanor Palmer Primary school in Camden, London, visited the Treasury to deliver the 200,000 signature request. They want the Chancellor to rethink the planned business rate tax increase on solar energy for self-consumption, so schools, hospitals and businesses generating their own clean […]