Dutch households pick up 65% of the environmental tax bill

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Dutch households are paying an increasingly large share of the total environmental tax bill, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

Since 2000, the total environmental tax bill for industry has risen by €2.6bn, but the bill for households has risen €5.8bn, the CBS says. This means families are paying 65% of the total bill.

The CBS includes taxes on motoring, fuel, energy, waste disposal and water, the CBS said.

In 2016, environmental taxes generated €25.3bn for the treasury, a rise of 3% on 2015.

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