New tax to pay for green schemes considered

New taxation to pay for green schemes are being considered as part of a deal to cut household energy bills, it has been reported.

Energy suppliers say green taxes have pushed up household bills.

According to a report in the Telegraph, the taxpayer could be asked to pay for two of the environmental schemes that are currently paid for through a levy on electricity and gas bills.

Energy suppliers have told ministers the levies have pushed up household bills — for which they and the Government have been severely criticised.

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'Tax for green schemes' plan

New taxation to pay for green schemes are being considered as part of a deal to cut household energy bills, it has been reported.