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UK Budget: A Missed Opportunity?

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Gavin Graveson, Senior Executive Vice President for Veolia in Northern Europe, comments on the UK Chancellor’s Spring Budget.

Almost 60 per cent of adults in the United Kingdom think the Government isn’t doing enough to tackle environmental issues and yesterday we saw green policies fall off the top agenda again – even though many of them are popular with the electorate and can stimulate economic growth.

The clean energy transition will be the biggest area for economic growth between now and net zero targets in 2050.

The Budget was a missed opportunity to take bigger strides towards decarbonised, local energy to bring down energy bills and carbon emissions.

The Budget was a missed opportunity to take bigger strides towards decarbonised, local energy to bring down energy bills and carbon emissions.

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The UK needs to back the right horse as we transition to a green economy, where decarbonisation, and circular solutions for materials, will be the foundation.

Gavin Graveson

Gavin Graveson has been Senior Executive Vice-President, Northern Europe Zone, Veolia since February 2022 having previously served as Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland from September 2018. He has also chaired industry organisation, the Environmental services Association (ESA) which is committed to delivering a zero carbon future, since November 2020 - visit https://www.esauk.org.

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  • Gavin Graveson

    Gavin Graveson has been Senior Executive Vice-President, Northern Europe Zone, Veolia since February 2022 having previously served as Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland from September 2018. He has also chaired industry organisation, the Environmental services Association (ESA) which is committed to delivering a zero carbon future, since November 2020 - visit https://www.esauk.org.

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