BUDGET 2018: Environmental policies take back seat

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new tax on plastics without recycled content and a £10 million fund for clearing up abandoned waste sites in a budget speech that paid little attention to climate change and the environment.

Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond delivers Autumn Budget 2017. Photograph: Parliament TV
Philip Hammond

Chancellor Philip Hammond announced a new tax on plastics without recycled content and a £10 million fund for clearing up abandoned waste sites in a budget speech that paid little attention to the environment and failed to mention climate change.

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