Economists have long argued that an effective way of reducing carbon emissions is by increasing taxes on energy consumption.
Politicians have an irresistible urge to meddle. The latest example is the fanfare orchestrated just before Easter by Chris Grayling, the transport secretary. He wrote to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to criticise the price of fuel at motorway service stations. Grayling called for the UK’s three biggest operators – Moto, Welcome Break, and […]