Greens slam Osborne's tax and green investment deceptions

For immediate release 23 March 2011

Scottish Greens dismissed George Osborne's Budget today as brimful of the wrong economic medicine. His announcements prioritise tax cuts for business while the squeeze on the public sector continues, and while households continue to suffer following his earlier regressive hike in VAT.

The deferral of the Green Investment Bank's borrowing powers until 2015 was also criticised by the Scottish Greens as another missed opportunity to stimulate green investment across the UK economy. The