Greening the tax base

Posted in economics, environment, trends by thenextwavefutures on 29 October, 2009

I’ve not been able to post for a few weeks, due to a combination of work deadlines and holiday. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

For the moment, though, I have a post over at the Futures Company site, on this week’s launch of the Green Fiscal Commission‘s report on the value of environmental taxes. The case for:

Environmental taxes are effective in changing behaviour, and efficient to administer. They create jobs (around half a million to 2020) at only a fractional cost to economic growth, and they are also, almost certainly, essential if we are to have a hope of meeting the tough carbon reduction targets in the Climate Change Act.

The case against is mostly down to political will. More here.


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