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Environmental tax measures


Tax measures which have an environmental impact act alongside government’s wider environmental objectives. As these objectives have become more ambitious, the role of the tax system may become more important.

HM Treasury’s 2020-21 review into funding the transition to a net zero greenhouse gas economy explicitly plans to “consider the full range of government levers, including tax” when considering where costs will fall.

This inquiry follows recent work by the Committee on achieving government’s long-term environmental goals and achieving Net Zero carbon emissions.

The Committee will question senior officials at HMRC and the Treasury on how tax measures are administered and managed to deliver environmental objectives, and how their impact is assessed and evaluated and whether resources are being effectively used in managing environmental tax measures.

If you have evidence on these questions please submit it here by 6:00 pm on Monday 1 March 2021.