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Policy Papers

An assessment of the demand-side and supply-side measures that could be taken to improve the capacity and reliability of Britain’s energy network, proposing compulsory smart meters by 2014, the introduction of a carbon tax, the extension of the life of coal-burning plants until 2020 and consumer awareness campaigns on efficient energy use.

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With the aims of creating a more civilised drinking culture and reviving the pub as a centre of community life, this proposes the reduction of the drinking age for beer and wine in pubs, restaurants and bars to 16, and that this consumption be subject to a very low rate of tax; while the purchase of alcohol, particularly spirits, from off-licences should be highly taxed with a legal minimum age of 18 rigidly enforced.

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