Want to find out how much you'll be paying for your Vehicle Excise Duty (VED aka road tax) in 2007/2008? The Chancellor promised to tax the most polluting vehicles: Band G vehicles, the most polluting at 226g/km of CO2 and above, had their tax raised from Â£210 to Â£300 this year and will rise again to Â£400 in the tax year 2008/2009.
Pre-graduated VED (registered before March 2001)
Â£ per year
1549cc and below
Gordon Brown has announced that he wishes to promote environmentally sustainable growth and environmental innovations.
Gordon Brown is expected to raise taxes substantially on "gas guzzling" cars for Wednesday's budget.
About a year ago now we were tipped-off about a website called Find Me a Milkman. Before we could even blog about the site or use it, there was a knock on the door and our local milkman was there drumming up business for the milk round. We signed up straight away and have been happy as hippies on a green planet since.
UK owner managers are calling for stronger government incentives to encourage green behaviour.
New research by entrepreneur think tank, the Tenon Forum, reveals that almost half (48 per cent) of UK owner managers think the government isnâ€™t doing enough to support their efforts to implement environmentally friendly policies in the workplace, with entrepreneurs citing tax credits as one of the most effective ways for the Chancellor to motivate green behaviour.
Did you know?
To power an ordinary 100-watt light bulb for half an hour you'd have to cycle for 40 minutes.
To power the equivalent energy-efficient light-bulb that puts out the same light but is only 21-watts, you'd have to cycle for just 8 minutes.
Tens of thousands of people have marched through Mexico City to protest at the rising price of Tortillas.
Tortillas, the flat corn bread and staple diet item for many Mexicans, has risen in price by over 400%. Many people blame the rise in demand for corn on the bio-fuels market where corn is converted to ethanol and used as an environmentally-friendly fuel in the emerging US 'green' car market.
The home-based business, or just working from home, is the green and environmentally-friendly option that many businesses these days can take.
By working from home you can leverage the following advantages: