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Scotland lacks levers to disincentivise car use, says transport minister

Net Zero

Rhodri Clark
05 October 2021
 

The Scottish Government’s aim of reducing car use is being affected by the principal levers not being devolved from Westminster, according to Scottish transport minister Graeme Dey.

“We are aware that we need to disincentivise car use to encourage people to make more sustainable choices,” he told the Scottish Parliament. 

“However, the most direct levers here – fuel duty and vehicle excise duty – are reserved, which means that we need the UK Government...

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