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green tax

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any tax imposed with the aim of regulating activity in a way that benefits the environment
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Zachariadis said that research in Europe has demonstrated that green taxes distort economic activity less and are not detrimental to employment while at the same time, they help reduce the use of energy and natural resources, which income tax and social security contributions do not.
Steel production uses huge amounts of electricity and as a result of various green taxes which are levied, UK manufacturers pay far higher costs for energy than competitors elsewhere in the world.
Tragically, both Labour and Conservative governments have presided over the decline of manufacturing, engineering and science-based industries because of their dogmatic commitment to privatisation, financial services and an obsession with CO2 targets and green taxes which have sent energy costs sky high.
DAVID Cameron yesterday bowed to a key demand of the Mirror's Save Our Steel campaign and promised full refunds for the industry's expensive green taxes.
However, there is ample room to apply more green taxes and reduce charges on labour as a way to spur economic growth, according to the Review.
Is it the one who campaigns for saving millions by getting out of the EU, for stopping the crazy foreign aid programme (Both of which Rosemary Robson seems to support), for establishing a sensible immigration system, and for abolishing barmy green taxes which are the cause of crippling energy bills.
One thing is for certain, the Government must be mega happy with the thought of all the money green taxes will put into their coffers.
There has been a lot of debate around energy costs and green taxes with many sceptical about the validity of 'green taxes' and their purpose.
AS large tidal lagoons that can be constantly replenished with the same amount as they dispense, are the only natural source of renewable energy that could drive turbines (24/7) to provide part of our constant electrical base load and flexible enough to instantly balance any change in our demand; both of which wind, wave and solar can never achieve; and they can be located where they do not destroy our precious land and seascapes, all our (so-called) green taxes and research should be focused on tidal power and, we should not only abandon wind and solar, but set about removing them completely from this country, coastal waters and roofs.
Network charges and green taxes have increased in the Midlands by 86 per cent in the last five years - a 1.
He was talking about Green Taxes which have added PS112 a year to our energy bills and will add another PS200 by 2020.
If both VAT and those green taxes were removed from bills for, say, the next five years, the saving to the ordinary consumer would be 15per cent, 10 per cent from green tax and 5 per cent VAT.