Taxation of energy saving is wrong
Monday, 07 July 2008 15:00

We have a government that says we should save energy - a good thing. So why do they make it more expensive that it needs to be by charging the full rate of VAT on energy saving materials, products and measures?

Here are some of the things that should be free of VAT to encourage us to use more of them

  • Cavity wall insulation
  • Roof insulation
  • Pipe insulation
  • All other insulating materials
  • Thermostatic radiator valves
  • High-efficiency central heating boilers
  • Low energy light bulbs
  • All refrigerators with an A energy rating
  • All washing machines with an A energy rating
  • All freezers with an A energy rating
The list could go on and on. You can't take a government seriously while it continues to rake in taxes on energy saving.


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