Fuel Oil: VAT

HM Treasury written question – answered on 12th September 2014.

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Photo of Margaret Ritchie Margaret Ritchie Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Energy and Climate Change)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to reduce the level of VAT on kerosene home heating oil; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of David Gauke David Gauke The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

Kerosene used as a domestic heating fuel is already subject to a reduced rate of VAT at 5 per cent, which is the lowest rate the UK can apply under EU law.

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