Carbon tax decision will help counteract fuel smuggling says group

The decision not to apply the carbon tax to solid fuel will help to counteract the fast-growing smuggled fuel trade, according to the Solid Fuel Traders Group (SFTG).

7th December, 2011

The decision not to apply the carbon tax to solid fuel is a relief to hard-pressed families struggling to heat their homes but will also help to counteract the fast-growing smuggled fuel trade, according to the Solid Fuel Traders Group (SFTG).

The group claims that 100,000 tonnes of ‘dirty’ coal are being smuggled across the border and this would have increased if the Government had levied a carbon tax on solid fuel.

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