Treasury under fire for avoiding Energy Bill questions

The Treasury has come under fire from MPs for apparently trying to avoid facing some “very important questions” about the draft Energy Bill. While Energy Secretary Ed Davey and his minister Charles Hendry appeared before the Parliamentary watchdog yesterday, as part of the bill’s pre-legislative scrutiny, Economic Secretary Chloe Smith did not. When challenged about […]

Reporter’s Blog

Environmental tax – a headache in the making for Ed Davey What are environmental taxes? The Government’s not so sure. It has been massively avoiding the question for months, MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee chuntered this week in their latest report. Which begs the question, if Government doesn’t know what counts as an environmental […]

Treasury defends ‘unclear’ stance on environmental taxes

The Treasury has been forced to defend itself after MPs slammed the Government for being “unclear” on what it defines as environmental taxes. MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee yesterday rebuked Government for its “unacceptable delay” in responding to a report about environmental tax strategy. The Government response to the Committee’s Report was received on […]

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