Boris Johnson last night killed off the idea of a carbon tax that could have seen huge price rises for meat, cheese and gas. The Prime Minister and Chancellor Rishi Sunak had asked Whitehall departments to come up with a ‘price’ for carbon emissions for all sectors of the economy. A tax could then be applied in a bid to encourage emission cuts and ensure the UK is carbon neutral by 2050. Products such as beef, lamb and cheese, involving the use of animals that emit methane, and more fertilisers, processing and transportation, could be subjected to the tax, The Times reported.
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