Day: 24 March 2000
Woolwich taxes staff who choose company cars that emit more CO2
Employees of Woolwich Bank who are eligible for a company car are given details about the carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for each car they can choose. Those who opt for a car with a higher than average CO2 emission level are charged a monthly supplement.
European Court of Justice ruling threatens legality of Novartis Bt maize
A ruling by the European Court of Justice has left the way open for France, which was the first member state to approve Novartis Bt maize and propose it for EU-wide approval, to reverse its decision and, potentially, trigger reconsideration of its European status.
MEPs on Environment Committee vote in favour of GM liability
Members of the European Parliament's Environment Committee have voted in favour of compensation for environmental damage caused by GMOs. This, and other amendments to the Directive on GMO releases may put Parliament on course to clash with the European Commission.
Brown says company cars will be taxed according to CO2 emissions
Further changes to company car taxation were announced by Chancellor Gordon Brown in his 2000 Budget. From April 2002, company car tax will be calculated based on carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and discounts for older cars and higher business mileage will be scrapped.
Business in the Environment says some firms have head in the sand
Statistics unveiled by the fourth Business in the Environment (BiE) Index of Corporate Environmental Engagement have shown that business is failing to adopt the environmental strategies that will support sustainable development and long-term competitiveness.
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