Osborne's green tax warning

The Chancellor George Osborne is to warn the environmental lobby that Britain should not be “in front of the rest of the world” in tackling climate change.

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Osborne threatens to put brakes on green tax plans

Chancellor Goerge Osborne dismissed Labour leader Ed Miliband's energy price freeze plans. Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Chancellor George Osborne is to warn the environmental lobby that Britain should not be “in front of the rest of the world” in tackling climate change.

In an interview with The Times on the eve of the Conservative Party conference, he admitted the Government would keep a "very, very close eye on the affordability of energy prices going forward", but he dismissed Labour leader Ed Miliband's price freeze plans.

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