Fuel Oil: VAT

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 the 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%, which is the lowest rate the UK can apply under EU law.

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