Reaction to UK Budget statement

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Responding to today’s Budget, Oxfam’s head of government relations Toni Pearce said:

“This Budget promises to deliver 4,000 miles of roads but offers no route to a zero carbon future. In this key year for action on the climate emergency, the Chancellor is tinkering around the edges while delaying the big decisions. The Government should show global leadership, as befits the first country to commit to net zero, by putting the UK firmly on track to meet that commitment.

“We welcome the promised investment in green transport and the natural environment, but this Budget was a missed opportunity to show the ambition that is needed to protect people on the front lines of climate change. It offered nothing on much-needed measures to make homes and buildings more energy efficient or to tax the most polluting forms of transport.”


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