Treasury ‘must justify’ future environmental spending decisions

An inquiry by the Environmental Audit Committee found the Treasury ‘rode roughshod’ over other departments, and urges it to ‘greencheck’ future environmental decisions

The Treasury is “highly influential and uniquely placed” to ensure the whole of government promotes sustainability. Photograph: 123RFThe Treasury has been asked to justify its future spending decisions by MPs on the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) after their investigations found its actions have seriously compromised long-term sustainability and could raise future costs for business and consumers.

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