Spring Budget another ‘missed opportunity’ to tackle environmental issues

The levy control framework will be replaced but it is unclear how and the chancellor has hinted that the UK may not remain in the EU emissions trading scheme

Philip Hammond claimed his first formal Budget would provide a The chancellor’s Spring Budget has been described as a missed opportunity to tackle green problems, with a glaring absence of solid measures on energy or the environment.

Philip Hammond said first formal Budget, announced on 8 March, would provide a "strong and stable platform" for forthcoming Brexit negotiations.

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