Fossil Fuels: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 8th October 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing reduced VAT on heating fuels deriving from fossil fuels.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke The Exchequer Secretary

The Government has no plans to increase the rate of VAT on fuels used for household energy.

However, all taxes are kept under review and decisions on tax are considered as part of the normal fiscal policy making process.

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