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Miles Ahead: Road pricing as a fairer form of motoring taxation

As we transition towards electric vehicles that don’t incur fuel duty, the Treasury faces a revenue loss of £30bn each year. Given the unpopularity of fuel duty, this report explores the case for introducing a nationwide road pricing system in the UK – setting out a model that is fairer than fuel duty, replaces lost tax revenue, and reduces the burden on low-income households.
Published: 16 May 2022
Author: Scott Corfe
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Financial services and net zero: Seizing the opportunity

This briefing explores the role of financial services in decarbonising the UK economy. Looking at the exports and jobs opportunities that could arise from the UK capitalising on its comparative advantage in green financial services, the paper calls on policymakers to ensure that financial services can provide the capital needed for British industries to reach net zero.
Published: 03 May 2022
Author(s): Scott Corfe, Raúl Rosales
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It ain’t easy being green: maintaining consumer trust in green goods and addressing ‘greenwashing’ claims

This report examines how government and regulators can address the presence of "greenwashing" to ensure consumers do not feel misled by the costs or benefits of climate policy and green goods.
Published: 31 August 2021
Author: Amy Norman
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Together in electric dreams?

Decarbonising the surface transport sector is one of the most significant aspects of achieving the UK’s legal commitment to reach Net Zero emissions by 2050. This report addresses the challenges of rolling out electric vehicles and charging infrastructure efficiently and fairly for all.
Published: 08 March 2021
Author: Amy Norman
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Eliminating the poverty premium in energy

This report examines the ‘poverty premium’ in energy – a phenomenon where those living below the poverty line pay more when they buy their gas and electricity than higher-income households.
Published: 22 April 2018
Author(s): Nigel Keohane, Scott Corfe
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Incentivising household action on flooding

This report outlines the significant need for increased action from households to protect themselves against the experience and costs of flooding.
Published: 22 March 2018
Author: Matthew Oakley
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Measuring the Poverty Premium

This Social Market Foundation (SMF) report examines how one can quantify and track the size of the “poverty premium” in the United Kingdom.
Published: 16 March 2018
Author(s): Nigel Keohane, Scott Corfe
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Frozen Out: Business energy supply and the price freeze

This briefing explores the true state of the UK's energy markets and examines the practicalities of the price freeze policy proposed by the Labour Party. It recommends policies which could help boost competition and market efficiency in the energy sector.
Published: 23 April 2015
Author: Katie Evans
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Turning Business Green: How to make the Uniform Business Rate fit for the future

This report calls on the government to introduce a new 'Green Buildings' property tax relief to encourage businesses to cut the carbon footprint of their properties.
Published: 13 July 2006
Author: Barney Gough
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