P532 Teletext 532 Oct27 21:14:19       ————————————————————————   REPORT URGES FAIRER GREEN TAX PLANS Poorer f!milies will be hardest hit by "green" taxes aimed at protecting the environment by cutting fuel and water consumption, a new report suggests. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation has called for new thinking on spreading the cost of guarding the environmental more fairly across society. The social policy research charity has come up with a range of proposals that would reduce the burden on the poor. ——————————————————————————————————1/8—— by Ruth Mansergh High savings rate with no catches call ING Direct 0800 587 7373 Or see p619 Money news Product Homes Cinema
P532 Teletext 532 Oct27 21:11:41       ————————————————————————   REPORT URGES FAIRER GREEN TAX PLANS Fears over dwindling natural resources and global warming have led to calls for taxes and charges to protect the environment. But the Joseph Rowntree Foundation says the costs of energy, water and waste disposal take up a higher proportion of income in poorer homes. It says "flat-rate" taxes and charges would increase the burden on poorer people more than the better-off. ——————————————————————————————————2/8—— Are you a Premium Bond winner? 539 YOUR STARS p308-9 LOVESTARS p148 Money news Product Homes Cinema
P532 Teletext 532 Oct27 21:18:33       ————————————————————————   REPORT URGES FAIRER GREEN TAX PLANS The Joseph Rowntree Foundation said many low income families now experience "fuel poverty' — they spend more than 10% of income on heating homes. It looked at 13 cost models aimed at cutting energy costs for poorer people, but found they all left at least 20% of lower income households worse off. Instead it suggests a system of Council Tax and Stamp Duty incentive schemes to encourage home energy efficiency. ——————————————————————————————————3/8—— "Best buy" home loan rates 536 One.Tel Broadband & Calls £29.99 see ITV1 p385 Money news Product Homes Cinema
P532 Teletext 532 Oct27 21:12:06       ————————————————————————   REPORT URGES FAIRER GREEN TAX PLANS The Joseph Rowntree Foundation's study of green taxes and charges says water use in the UK is unsustainable. It found water meters are usually less expensive for low-income families than using standing charges and property rateable values. Of the 11 water meter charging schemes it examined, the best would would leave 6% of the lowest-income households worse off by about £1 a week. ——————————————————————————————————4/8—— Latest rates on National Savings 540 BACK A WINNER WITH RACING NEWS p550 Money news Product Homes Cinema
P532 Teletext 532 Oct27 21:12:22       ————————————————————————   REPORT URGES FAIRER GREEN TAX PLANS The Joseph Rowntree Foundation says the abolition of car tax (Vehicle Excise Duty) would spread the cost of fuel duty rises more f!irly across society. Congestion charging also hits lower income motorists harder. The charity suggests giving adults an allocation of 'carbon units' to cover emissions. Those using less than their entitlement could sell the surplus to those who use more. ——————————————————————————————————5/8—— "Best buy" personal loans 546 POLYPHONIC RINGTONES SEE p662 Money news Product Homes Cinema
P532 Teletext 532 Oct27 21:12:51       ————————————————————————   REPORT URGES FAIRER GREEN TAX PLANS On waste disposal, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation suggests removing collection and disposal charges from the Council Tax. It says they should be replaced with a charge based on the weight of unsorted waste collected from homes. This would reduce waste production and make the majority of low-income households better off, assuming the same amount of revenue was r!ised. ——————————————————————————————————6/8—— "Best buy" credit card deals 546 GET THE LATEST RINGTONES ITV1 p592 Money news Product Homes Cinema
P532 Teletext 532 Oct27 21:03:27       ————————————————————————   REPORT URGES FAIRER GREEN TAX PLANS The latest study by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation aims to help policymakers make better decisions over proposed "green" taxes and charges. Co-author Professor Paul Ekins said the report shows that the extra costs can be spread more fairly across society. Even though, in theory, some on lower incomes may still lose out, in practice the schemes would allow households to respond by cutting consumption. ——————————————————————————————————7/8—— Perkonal Finance headlines today 530 CHECK YOUR SHARE PRICES p520 Money news Product Homes Cinema
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