UK Advisers Call for Additional Car Taxes for Environmental Reasons

Aug 5, 2020

To help the UK achieve net zero emissions by 2050, an independent government body is calling for a hike in car taxes. The Committee on Climate Change (“CCC”), an independent body formed in 2008 following the Climate Change Act, says lawmakers should increase tax rates for conventionally fueled cars to help raise money to fund climate change initiatives in the country. What’s more, the independent group of government advisors has restated its previous call to the government to move the proposed ban on the sale of new combustion engine vehicles from 2035 to 2032.

The CCC called for this actions in its latest progress report on the UK’s “Road to Zero” Strategy. To achieve net zero emissions by 2050, the CCC says that the government should prioritize reducing traffic levels and facilitate the mass rollout of low-carbon vehicles (“LCVs”). According to the report, higher taxes…


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