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Laura Cohen's Articles

Why more carrot and less stick can help us to ‘Power Ahead’

05 Oct 2016, by in Environment

The TUC recently published a new policy document, ‘Powering Ahead: How UK industry can match Europe’s environmental leaders’. This document sets out a path to a sustainable industrial strategy, in which ‘sustainable’ describes the economic, social and environmental challenges facing companies, workers and the wider world. The British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) agrees with the TUC…


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Ceramic Valley may lose ceramic factories without support

18 Dec 2015, by in Labour market

In the Autumn Statement more Enterprise Zones were announced, including “Ceramic Valley” in the Stoke and Staffordshire LEP.  For our members making construction product materials it should currently be a no-brainer to invest in extra manufacturing capacity, given: Cross-party agreement on the need for much more housing; with strong signals of continued robust demand. Enhanced…


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Export jobs and import carbon? No thanks!

24 Jul 2012, by in Environment

When HM Treasury published its definition of environmental taxes the Economic Secretary, Chloe Smith MP said: “…This Government is already on track to double the proportion of environmental tax revenue by the end of the Parliament. … We want a clear approach that delivers a positive environmental impact without adding burdens onto business or households.”…


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