Editor's letter: We need to talk about Rishi

Where were the green initiatives?

Lauren Mason
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Editor's letter: We need to talk about Rishi

Last Wednesday (27 October), every financial journalist across the UK was glued to Parliament TV, transcribing Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Autumn Budget.

Our job was made easier this time round compared to previous statements - as deputy speaker Dame Eleanor Laing pointed out, most elements had been shared with the press ahead of time. But my colleagues and I were nevertheless surprised at the lack of green initiatives mentioned. It seemed especially odd given the Treasury published its roadmap for Sustainability Disclosure Requirements (SDR) a week prior, while the UK Government published its net-zero strategy to "Build Back Greener" less than two weeks ago. As deputy editor of our sister publication BusinessGreen Michael Holder wrote...

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