Rewards for "green" behaviour

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22 March 2007, AMSTERDAM - Minister for the environment Jacqueline Cramer wants to reward driving a "clean" company car with a lower tax rate than for cars that have more of a impact on the environment. She also wants to lower the 6-percent conveyance tax for people who sell a well-insulated home.

22 March 2007

AMSTERDAM - Minister for the environment Jacqueline Cramer wants to reward driving a "clean" company car with a lower tax rate than for cars that have more of a impact on the environment. She also wants to lower the 6-percent conveyance tax for people who sell a well-insulated home.

Cramer said this on Radio 1 on Thursday. A spokesperson for the minister stressed that the ideas are at a very early stage and will be included in a package of measures. The matter still has to be discussed with the finance ministry.

The Christian democrats CDA tried in the past to introduce proposals to reward drivers of "clean" rental cars, but former Finance Minister Gerrit Zalm didn't think it was a good idea.

In Brussels on Tuesday State secretary for finance Kees de Jager presented a suggestion for giving people a better reward for purchasing cleaner cars. The tax break could increase from EUR 1,500 now, to EUR 3,000 in future.

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