Vince Cable has today branded the Government's sale of the Green Investment Bank (GIB), which was completed today, as "environmentally irresponsible."
The Government confirmed today Macquarie Group Limited has now completed its purchase of the GIB for £2.3bn, and which will now be known as the Green Investment Group (GIG). The bank is headquartered in Edinburgh.
The Liberal Democrat Leader, who launched the Bank in 2012 during his time as Business Secretary, warned its environmental mission is now "in danger of disappearing" and called for Parliament to ensure commitments to protect green investment in the UK are kept.
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