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Budget analysis – Environment

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Speed Read: Consistent with the unexceptional nature of this pre-election Budget, there were few changes to green taxes and incentives. Motorists saw fuel duty rises partially delayed and a zero rate of company car tax for electric vehicles. Landfill Tax will rise again in 2014 to £80 and will not be allowed to fall. The previously announced Feed in Tariffs for small scale renewables and the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme start in April. More significant changes may arise after the election. The Conservatives recently announced plans to change the Climate Change Levy into a carbon tax and may also reform Air Passenger Duty and Fuel Duty.

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