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Prioritise the environment in our first Budget through investment in green initiatives

Last updated 3 years ago

Our first Budget will prioritise the environment: investing in R&D; decarbonisation schemes; new flood defences, which will receive £4 billion in new funding over the coming years; electric vehicle infrastructure including a national plug-in network and gigafactory; and clean energy.

Conservative Party Manifesto 2019, p.55

Our verdict

  • This is a promise to include funding for certain green initiatives in the government’s first Budget.
  • The March 2020 Budget included funding plans to:
  • COVID-19 has slowed delivery on many of these programmes, but because the government did include the investment plans in its first Budget, as promised, this policy is ‘done’.

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