The government has today announced and end to the sale of halogen lightbulbs in the UK.

The ban will be brought into force from September 2021, with the aim of helping to tackle climate climate.

Legislation being brought forward this month will also include the removal of fluorescent lights from shelves from September 2023.

The UK began phasing out the sale of higher-energy halogen lightbulbs in 2018.

The new legislation would mean retailers will no longer be able to sell the majority of halogen bulbs for general household use in the UK from September 1.

Ministers also announced that all light bulbs will start to feature new energy efficiency advice via ‘rescaled’ energy labels on their boxes.

The labels will simplify the way energy efficiency is displayed on a new scale from A-G, doing away with the A+, A++ or A+++ ratings.

Through these new measures, it is expected that LED light bulbs will account for 85 per cent of all bulbs sold by 2030.

Currently, around 2 thirds of bulbs sold in Britain are LED lights.