Leader of Ribble Valley Liberal Democrats Cllr. Allan Knox has slammed the Chancellors decision to drop the “Latte Levy” by refusing to tax single-use plastic cups
Cllr. Knox said: “It is bitterly disappointing that the Chancellor has abandoned the Government’s commitment to introduce a levy on plastic cups.
“It proves the Tories are full of hot air and no credible action. It also proves what I have said all along, that headlines are more important to them than the environment.
“Our Environment deserves better. Liberal Democrats will continue to fight for a ban all single-use plastic within three years, the introduction of a levy on all producers and retailers that produce or use single-use plastics and the introduction of a latte levy.“