Financial Secretary Stephen Timms has told MPs in talks between the Department of the Environment, Transport and the Regions and high energy using industrial sectors over targets for reducing the use of energy to qualify for reduced energy tax rates will be concluded by the end of the year.Addressing the European Committee he said he could not anticipate chancellor Gordon Brown's Budget.But reports suggest the levy will not be as crippling as energy users fear in order to prevent a further deterioration in the competitiveness of the affected industries.
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