Environmental policies in the Budget you may have missed
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has introduced a number of policies in his first budget in a bid to help the UK become even more environmentally friendly.
Amongst other policies such as: freezing duties on spirits, beer, cider and wine, fuel duty being frozen and the tax threshold for National Insurance Contributions rising from £8,632 to £9,500, the new chancellor has announced a number of measures to make the environment greener.
In a raft of policies and spending initiatives focused on the environment, Sunak stated the UK was moving towards a low-carbon economy.
Plastic reduction has been a key ambition under previous Tory governments and JBoris Johnson's one seems to be no different. Sunak revealed a plastic packaging tax will come into force from April 2022.
Moreover in the battle against companies using plastic products, manufacturers and importers of plastic products which have less than 30% recyclable material will be charged £200 per tonne.
In a bid to help Britain's greenland and natural habitat, a "nature for climate fund" will have a £640million backing in order to protect those natural habitats in England.
However some environmental campaigners have not been satisfied with the moves Mr. Sunak has made.
Mike Childs, Friends of the Earth's head of policy, said: "This Budget contains a massive road-building programme which completely destroys any pretence of UK government leadership ahead of this years' crucial climate summit.
"Funding for cleaner cars, EV [electric vehicle] charging, action on plastics and more trees are just a few green sprinklings on a truly awful budget."
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