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‘Unacceptable’: Scotland and Wales reject post-Brexit carbon tax plan

By Sara Stefanini. Climate Home News. Published on 15/10/2018, 12:27pm

Friday 26 October 2018, by Carlos San Juan

Two devolved governments attack ‘unilateral’ tax on carbon pollution proposed by UK if Brexit talks end with no deal. The UK’s plan to institute a national carbon tax if it crashes out of the EU without a Brexit deal is “plainly unacceptable”, the Scottish and Welsh governments said in a letter to London.

In a note on Friday the UK government said that if no-deal is reached with Europe, London would initially replace the bloc-wide emissions trading system (ETS) with a country-wide tax, beginning in 2019.

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