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Labour promises small business rate freeze

LABOUR LEADER Ed Miliband has announced his party’s plan to freeze business rates for small firms across the UK.   Miliband revealed his latest initiative at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week, which could give a boost to up to 1.5 million small businesses in the UK.   The party says it would…
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Labour’s vision for a green economic future

NEW STATESMAN article by shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP   Tonight, at the annual Green Alliance debate, I will join an audience of business leaders, environmental campaigners and scientists to discuss Britain’s energy future.   Ten years ago, if you were attending a meeting of environmental campaigners and big business, you would have planned for…
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The next green thing: tax

ENVIRONMENTAL AND social issues have traditionally been the focus of social responsibility within companies. But with economic hardship growing for both the general public and governments, there is a new ethical issue on the block: tax.                     And the media love it. The Guardian’s recent story…
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Carbon reporting to be mandatory

ALL BUSINESSES listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at the Rio+20 Summit today.     The Government missed a deadline in April to make a…
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WRAP speaks to the Green Alliance / CBI conference on resource security

PRODUCT reuse could hold the key to issues of resource security says WRAP   You'll remember that the Footprint Awards we themed the evening around "upcycling".  There are echos of that concept in what WRAP have highlighted in this speech to the Green Alliance/CBI Conference.   Growth of the world’s emerging economies, and a corresponding increase in…
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