Solar Power: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Seema Malhotra Seema Malhotra Labour/Co-operative, Feltham and Heston

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the solar industry on the decision by HMRC to increase VAT for new solar-battery systems by 15 per cent in October 2019.

Photo of Jesse Norman Jesse Norman Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

The Government consulted on the recent changes to the VAT rules for energy-saving materials in April. As part of that consultation HMRC and HMT held meetings with businesses and organisations representing the solar industry.

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