DTI consults industry as carbon tax debate advances

Wide-ranging consultations with British industry over the proposed EC carbon/energy tax were initiated by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in August. Trade associations' responses are being sought as the UK prepares to chair an EC working group which will examine the implications of the tax over the next three months. Meanwhile, the Government has signalled that it intends to approach the EC discussions constructively by rebuffing a House of Lords report which urged it to oppose the EC proposal.

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