Ministers consider forcing tobacco industry to pay for cost of clearing up cigarette butts
Victoria Hewson quoted in the i Newspaper
Victoria Hewson writes for CapX
Christopher Snowdon quoted in The Times
Reacting to the news in The Times, IEA Head of Lifestyle Economics Christopher Snowdon said: “This tax will inevitably be passed on to smokers who already give the government £11 billion a year. Britain has some of the highest tobacco taxes in the world and they fall disproportionately on those with the lowest incomes“.
Christopher argued that the government should provide more bins if it is so concerned with littering.
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