Green ratbags bugger up pommy manufacturing revival

I don’t know why we continue to listen to green ratbags. Nothing they have ever predicted has come true, and now their stupid policies are harming economies the world over.

Britain’s manufacturing revival is being hampered by a raft of UK-specific green taxes, steel giant Tata has said, as it called for the Government to do more to create a “level playing field” with the rest of Europe.

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, said on Friday that while abandoning green policies would be “short-sighted and foolish”, protecting energy-intensive industries was a priority. “My particular concern is to make sure that the chemical and steel industries for example are not disadvantaged by very high energy prices, and we introduce schemes to make sure they’re compensated and properly offset,” he told BBC Radio 4.

But Tata, which employs 18,500 people in the UK, warned that an array of green levies, including the so-called carbon price floor – charged on fossil fuels used in power generation – was putting the company at a competitive disadvantage. 

The second part of a £250m Government compensation package to protect companies from the unilateral tax, introduced last April, is currently awaiting approval from Brussels.

“While we welcome the Government’s compensation package … there are still tens of millions of pounds of other UK only green taxes hitting us today,” a spokesman said.

“The UK’s foundation industries like steel are vital for rebalancing the economy and for underpinning Britain’s manufacturing revival. With energy costs for industry already up to 50pc higher than in France or Germany, we need government to provide a level playing so that we can compete in the global race.”

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