Horticulture: Excise Duties

Treasury written question – answered on 3rd September 2020.

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Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) carbon emissions from and (b) cost to the tax payer of the H049 heavy oil excise duty reclamation scheme in each year since its introduction.

Photo of Kemi Badenoch Kemi Badenoch The Exchequer Secretary

The horticultural producers’ relief scheme has carried a negligible cost to the Exchequer for the last six years, reflecting the very small amount of diesel used under this relief. HMRC publishes estimated costs of non-structural reliefs here: https://www.uktradeinfo.com/Statistics/Pages/TaxAndDutybulletins.aspx

The purpose of this relief is to support businesses in the horticulture sector with their fuel costs as horticulturists make a valuable contribution to the UK food supply.

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