Taxation: Electronic Cigarettes

Treasury written question – answered on 24th April 2013.

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Photo of John Woodcock John Woodcock Labour, Barrow and Furness

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on taxation on e-cigarettes; what representations he has received on their classification for taxation purposes; and if he will make a statement on the future taxation of such products.

Photo of Sajid Javid Sajid Javid The Economic Secretary to the Treasury

E-cigarettes do not contain tobacco, and are therefore not liable to tobacco products duty; however, they are liable to VAT. The Government keep all taxes under review, and decisions on taxation are a matter for the Chancellor as part of the Budget.

Treasury Ministers and officials receive and consider a wide variety of representations from organisations in the public and private sectors, as part of the process of policy development and delivery.

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