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Energy: VAT

HM Treasury written question – answered on 31st January 2018.

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Photo of Clive Lewis Clive Lewis Shadow Minister (Treasury)

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the rate of VAT applied to energy saving materials; and what assessment he has made of the effect of the updated EU VAT Action Plan on energy saving materials in the UK.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

HM Treasury is discussing the subject of VAT and Energy Saving materials with the European Commission following the Court of Justice of the European Union’s judgment in 2015.

We welcome the publication of the European Commission’s recent Proposal on VAT rates. It is right that Member States have flexibility in applying VAT on different products. The proposal will need to be discussed and unanimously agreed by the Member States.

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