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UK’s green Budget ‘underwhelming’ as gaps, contradictions appear

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The UK’s Budget on Wednesday is likely to go down as the greenest ever, but it still left sustainable finance advocates disappointed, as Rishi Sunak, the chancellor of the exchequer, failed to give clarity on vital programmes and spending, at the beginning of a decade in which the country will have to make vital investments towards achieving its ambition of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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