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Scrap net gain tariff system, says government’s natural capital adviser

The government’s independent adviser on natural capital has said it does not support the use of a tariff-based system to underpin the biodiversity offsetting aspect of net gain. Any tariff system paid into by developers who cannot offset habitat loss on site would have “the real potential to be bureaucratic, costly and distortionary,” according to the Natural Capital Committee, in its report on net gain published this week.  MORE

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