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Renewable Energy Association contests proposed tax hike on low carbon tech

The clean energy organisation has called on HMRC not to increase VAT rates for technologies such as domestic solar, biomass boilers and battery storage

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Motoring taxes ‘must be overhauled to deal with EV adoption’

That’s the verdict made in a new report published by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association

Government consults on new tax for plastic packaging producers

It would be imposed on plastic packaging that do not meet a minimum threshold of at least 30% recycled content

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New York hails congestion charge for yellow taxis

The move aims to reduce the number of cars on the streets in busy parts of Manhattan

France freezes fuel duty rise in face of widespread protests

The tax hike to encourage a shift towards cleaner transport has been suspended for six months

Russia ‘to hit record oil revenues’

Analytics firm GlobalData expects the nation to see record-breaking revenues over the next six years

‘Record-breaking’ public support to use tax system to tackle plastic waste

The government’s recent call for evidence attracted an ‘unprecedented’ 162,000 responses

Feed-In Tariff exemption for UK’s energy intensive industries to be applied

The move aims to stop heavy energy users’ international competitiveness being negatively affected by higher energy bills

‘Latte levy could cost UK £819m and risk jobs’

The Paper Cup Alliance says the tax will influence only 5.7% of consumers to switch to reusable alternatives

New vehicle tax change to help white van man go green

Less than one in every 200 vans bought in 2016/17 was an ultra-low emission model