Next PM must get a grip on net zero plans or deter investment, warn Lords

Influential committee says UK must join dots between policies to plug gap between ambition and delivery

The next prime minister needs to grab Britain’s net zero plans “by the scruff of the neck” to boost investor confidence, an influential House of Lords committee has said.

The economic affairs committee, which counts former Bank of England governor Lord King among its members, has warned Britain is at risk of a “disorderly transition” away from fossil fuels and has urged the government to set out a detailed plan including deadlines for investment decisions.

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