New green taxes on motoring and flying are likely to be introduced as part of proposals to reduce Britain’s transport emissions, the Government has suggested. Grant Shapps, the Transport Secretary, unveiled his transport decarbonisation plan on Wednesday, pledging that every vehicle on the roads would be zero emission within decades. The document says further “carbon pricing” for flights could be introduced and suggests new motoring taxes could offset the anticipated loss of fuel duty from electric vehicles. It adds that the Government will need to ensure that “revenue from motoring taxes keeps pace” with the switch to electric vehicles “to ensure we can continue to fund the first-class public services and infrastructure that people and families across the UK expect”.
Telegraph 15th July 2021 read more »
The government’s £27 billion road building programme is facing delays and rising costs following opposition from environmental groups.
Times 16th July 2021 read more »