Join our Green Britain revolution: Let’s give UK economy £21BILLION boost. The Daily Express is today launching a revolutionary campaign to help save Britain’s environment and give a £21billion boost to the economy. Along with green entrepreneur Dale Vince we are calling on the Government to scrap VAT on green products and to make more space for nature. An exclusive poll commissioned by the Daily Express shows we are tapping into a new national mood with 66 percent of adults worried by the state of the planet, climate change and the decline of wildlife and nature. And there is a majority in favour changing the tax laws to encourage a greener approach and to make polluters pay. The Daily Express is calling on Boris Johnson to show world leadership on the issue in the run-up to the G7 summit in Cornwall in June and the crunch Cop 26 climate change summit in Glasgow in November. Our “Green Britain Needs You” campaign has already won the backing of the bosses of the biggest green groups who between them represent well over eight million members. Even allowing for people who are members of more than one group, this constituency is far bigger than the one million members of the UK’s political parties. The supporters include the National Trust, RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, WWF, Greenpeace Friends of the Earth, the British Trust for Ornithology plus industry bodies such as Solar Energy UK and the Federation of Master Builders. As a starting point we want a shake-up of the tax system so that products that help fight climate change by pumping out zero or close to zero emissions pay zero VAT.
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