• Labour promises small business rate freeze

    LABOUR LEADER Ed Miliband has announced his party’s plan to freeze business rates for small firms across the UK.   Miliband revealed his latest initiative at the Labour Party Conference in Brighton this week, which could give a boost to… Read More

  • Labour’s vision for a green economic future

    NEW STATESMAN article by shadow chancellor Ed Balls MP   Tonight, at the annual Green Alliance debate, I will join an audience of business leaders, environmental campaigners and scientists to discuss Britain’s energy future.   Ten years ago, if you… Read More

  • The next green thing: tax

    ENVIRONMENTAL AND social issues have traditionally been the focus of social responsibility within companies. But with economic hardship growing for both the general public and governments, there is a new ethical issue on the block: tax.        … Read More

  • Carbon reporting to be mandatory

    ALL BUSINESSES listed on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange will have to report their levels of greenhouse gas emissions from the start of the next financial year under plans announced by the Deputy Prime Minister at the… Read More

  • WRAP speaks to the Green Alliance / CBI conference on resource security

    PRODUCT reuse could hold the key to issues of resource security says WRAP   You’ll remember that the Footprint Awards we themed the evening around “upcycling”.  There are echos of that concept in what WRAP have highlighted in this speech to the… Read More