Civil servants warn Hogan against plans for commercial package levy

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has warned that plans for a new commercial packaging levy could badly damage the cost-competitiveness of business.

24th March, 2012

The Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has warned that plans for a new commercial packaging levy could severely damage the cost competitiveness of business. Environment Minister Phil Hogan is considering whether to introduce the levy, despite growing opposition from business groups.

The packaging levy was first announced as part of the government's Programme for National Recovery 2011-2016, which included a statement that the government would "drive a waste reduction programme through an extension of...

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