March 31, 2023

Have Your Say – VAT Relief On Windows & Doors – Open Consultation

Have Your Say – VAT Relief On Windows & Doors – Open Consultation

As everyone will be aware of by now, improving the energy efficiency of the UK’s housing stock and increasing the proportion of energy provided from low-carbon, renewable energy sources will play a key part of meeting the legally binding commitment to reach the Governments Net-Zero green-house gas emissions target by 2050.

The government have made a commitment to support improvements in energy efficiency across the economy to bring down bills for households, businesses and the public sector, with an ambition to reduce the UK’s final energy consumption from buildings and industry by 15 per cent by 2030 against 2021 levels.

By Clicking Here, you’ll be able to read further information on the Open consultation – Call for evidence: VAT energy saving materials relief – improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon emissions. 

The call for evidence seeks views on the inclusion of additional technologies that meet the government’s objectives for the relief.

There were two questions raised in the House of Commons after the list was republished in March 2022, and Lord Foster of Bath asked for the inclusion of glazing as part of his amendment to the Energy Pricing Bill. All were rebuffed by treasury on the bases that 86% of homes have double glazing and also because of the revenue that the Government would lose.

This consultation gives us an opportunity to ask Government to include window and doors on the Energy Savings Materials list which would attract Zero VAT.

This is a great occasion for British Glass, Flat Glass Manufacturers Association and the GGF to further collaborate and to submit responses to the consultation.

Responses are required by 31st May 2023.

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