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|Coffee, tea, soft drink, water|
|Thursday, March 24, 2011||09:20|
(Drinks Media Wire). "The Chancellor has made a number of important budget announcements that are positive for our industry and its potential for further growth to support economic recovery. In particular we strongly support the decision to extend Climate Change Agreements to 2023 on which we have been lobbying the Government in recent weeks, in view of the real incentive that they provide for our members to reduce carbon emissions. We also welcome the restoration of the Climate Change Levy discount on electricity to 80% from 2013.
"Food manufacturers will continue to make every effort to reduce their environmental impacts through the FDF's Five-fold environmental ambition and to work with Government to improve the sustainability of food production.
"We are also pleased to see the planned increases in fuel duty scrapped and a fuel price cut effective from tonight. Food manufacturing is heavily dependent on fuel and any increase imposes an enormous burden on our members. Earlier this month, together with partner organisations, we wrote to the Chancellor to express our concerns about the rising fuel cost situation, and we are pleased that an increase will not now happen."
For more information, please contact Nicki Hunt, Sarah Jenkinson or Rebecca Wilhelm on 020 7420 7132/31/40.
Notes to Editors
The Food and Drink Federation (FDF) is the voice of the food and drink manufacturing industry – the UK’s largest manufacturing sector. For more information about FDF and the industry we represent visit: www.fdf.org.uk.
|Name: Nicki Hunt|
|Company: Food and Drink Federation (FDF)|
|Address: 6 Catherine Street - WC2B 5JJ London|
|Country: UNITED KINGDOM|
|Phone: +44 (0)20 7420 7132|
|Fax: +44 (0)20 7836 0580|