This is the first in a number of planned Pinsent Masons webinars considering the importance of tax policy in achieving the UK’s legal target of reducing net emissions to 1990 levels by 2050.

In this introductory webinar, we will explore the following:

  • Climate change as the number one business risk, an overview of the Climate Change Act and the Government's planned "green recovery" from the impact of COVID-19.
  • Is a carbon tax now on the horizon in the UK, and if so, will this be enough? Can we do more with the tax system more generally?
  • Public appetite for new or increased taxes to tackle climate change.
  • What are the current tax issues faced by businesses in trying to reduce their climate impact?

The webinar will be in panel format, with an opportunity to ask questions of the speakers. Total running time: 1 hour.

Event date

11:00 - 12:00 GMT



Charles Seaford

Senior Fellow at Demos

David Westgate

Head of Tax at Derwent London