ref date:24 Sep 2001 (ENV)
Energy taxes used to help employers not environment
Blairs government has raised huge taxes on energy in the so called "UK".
The newest of these taxes is meant to encourage industry to be more frugal
in wasteful energy consumption and the tax raises £1bn a year.
Unfortunately, this cash is then given BACK to employers to reduce their national insurance (tax)contributions and NOT to help research into renewable energy
An independent Scotland, whose main power generation is ALREADY eco-friendly
would be able to construct a useful energy policy rather than a tax scam
such as the one being run by London just now.