The Green Movement is losing its shine for U.K. Small Business Owners. With an increasingly heavy tax load to bear, they feel their government is looking for votes, not real environmental answers. Almost 50% of U.K small businesses have not taken on any environmental measures for their companies; 20% saying they have no intention of doing so. Many believe the costs behind green programs won’t bring real returns to their companies.
The results were gathered by the think tank, Tenon Forum, whose Head of Tax, Andrew Jupp, feels that entrepreneurs want to participate in green initiatives, but the process is too difficult and too expensive.
“Thousands of pounds worth of green taxes are stretching small businesses to their limit, and with the government advocating green business practice so vehemently, it’s crucial they find ways of making this easier and suggest viable ways to do so,” he said.