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Cut road-building and reform road tax after Covid, says CCC

Environment

15 May 2020
 

Spending on broadband and active travel should be prioritised over road-building as the economy is rebuilt following Covid-19, the Committee on Climate Change has told ministers. It also hints that road transport taxation should rise.

CCC chairman Lord Deben has written to the Prime Minister and ministers including transport secretary Grant Shapps advising how climate policy can play a “core part” in the recovery. 

“There is an opportunity to embed new social norms,...

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