UK urged to end "unjustified" LPG support

A British think tank has urged the UK government to stop tax breaks for liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) road fuels in favour of biofuels. In a report, the Institute for public policy research (IPPR) reiterated claims it first advanced earlier this year that the environmental benefits of LPG over conventional fuels were not sufficient to justify the 40% tax break it enjoys (EED 15/05/03). LPG industry interests accused IPPR of "overlooking key facts". See IPPR press release, plus reactions from the Energy Saving Trust and the LPG association.

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