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04/09/2019

Spending Round: Cash for decarbonisation, air quality and biodiversity

Words: Laura Edgar
Sajid Javid / Number 10

Chancellor Sajid Javid has committed £90 million to help decarbonise the UK, improve air quality and increase biodiversity in his one-year Spending Round.

Speaking today (4 September), he said a “healthy environment is a precondition for a healthy population”.

Leaving the European Union (EU) provides an opportunity to “set world-leading environmental standards”, he said. To do this he gave the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) £432 million. The money includes £20 million to support the department’s rep.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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