UK parliamentarians urge higher fuel taxes

A committee of British MPs is calling for an increase in duty on road fuels, and the ring-fencing of its revenues to fund public transport and subsidise low-carbon fuels. The latest report from the UK parliament's environmental audit committee says Britain's national climate change strategy is "seriously off course" and claims that as a percentage of total taxes, revenues from environmental taxes are at their lowest since the 1990s. It asks the finance ministry to "look afresh at the scale of the challenges we face". See audit committee report.

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