Published:  01:02 AM, 11 October 2018

Companies selling fossil fuels in UK

Companies selling fossil fuels in Britain should face a steadily rising carbon tax to tackle climate change after Brexit, according to the former Labour chancellor Alistair Darling and the Conservative party grandee Michael Howard.

In a cross-party campaign to ensure the government sticks to its commitment to cut carbon emissions after Britain leaves the EU, the two politicians said a tax should be introduced as soon as reasonably possible. Launching a report by the Policy Exchange thinktank calling for the introduction of an economy-wide carbon tax.

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