Ban on sale of new petrol and diesel cars could be delayed by five years as Rishi Sunak 'prepares to water down Net Zero pledges' with PM shifting to 'pragmatic' approach to climate action

Rishi Sunak is reportedly poised to water down some of the Government’s key Net Zero pledges.

The Prime Minister is expected to use a speech this week to set out a change of approach on climate action.

There could also be a weakening of the promise to phase out the installation of new gas boilers by 2035.

It was reported tonight that the Government could instead state it wants only 80 per cent of new gas boilers to be phased out by that year.

The BBC said Whitehall documents suggested there were seven policy changes being considered by Mr Sunak – although the PM will not ditch the Government’s overall commitment to the UK meeting Net Zero carbon emissions by 2050.

The PM has repeatedly spoken of pursuing a ‘pragmatic’ approach to climate action in the wake of the Uxbridge and South Ruislip by-election.

The Tories enjoyed a surprise victory in July’s contest largely thanks to a local backlash against the expansion of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). 

Following the by-election win, Mr Sunak pledged to ‘scrutinise’ green policies and their impact on Britons’ household budgets during the cost-of-living crisis.

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