Tag Archives: Savings

Why government should introduce tax-free green savings

This is a guest post by Penny Shepherd, chief executive of the sustainable investment and finance association, UKSIF. UKSIF is coordinating National Ethical Investment Week, which runs from the 7-13th of November 2010.

When George Osbourne first proposed the idea of Green ISAs, he said that they would “engage the public in a new way in the issues around climate change and show them very clearly the economic benefits of green investment.”

As part of National Ethical Investment Week (NEIW), UKSIF has called on the government to introduce a Green ISA allowance at the next budget to enable the general public to make money from the low carbon transition. Read more