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The news that the UK government is potentially gearing up to extend UK windfall taxes to utilities companies may well be a popular move among voters, but it presents a real risk of undermining the long-term investment framework required to encourage the deployment of capital in renewable energy solutions.

Windfall tax on utilities could distract from focus on the green economy

David Osfield David Osfield Senior Fund Manager
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Windfall tax on utilities could distract from focus on the green economy

David Osfield

David Osfield
Senior Fund Manager

The news that the UK government is potentially gearing up to extend UK windfall taxes to utilities companies may well be a popular move among voters, but it presents a real risk of undermining the long-term investment framework required to encourage the deployment of capital in renewable energy solutions.