Government “stuck in bygone age” over climate change targets, new report claims


 

The Treasury has very little idea about how it will manage declining fuel duty revenues as people move away from fossil fuels to cleaner alternatives, according to a damning new report from MPs. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said there was a lack of “understanding, leadership and coordination” at both the Treasury and HM Revenue & Customs and both possessed a “limited understanding of the environmental impact” of taxes, such as fuel duty, the landfill tax and the aggregates levy. […]