Whitehall wrangling holds up VOC consultation

Disagreements within Whitehall over how to implement the EC solvents Directive is believed to be delaying the release of a consultation paper and may threaten the UK's ability to meet the deadline for implementation, now less than a year away. The Government is considering options including a solvents tax and tradable permits - but the front-runner appears to be to set emission limits using the pollution prevention and control (PPC) regime.

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