'On 4 June last year the European Court of Justice upheld a complaint against UK tax policy brought by the EU Commission. They argued successfully that the UK is not allowed to tax "energy saving materials" at just 5% but has to impose a full 20% VAT on them. A long list of green or energy saving products, including insulation, draught strip, central heating controls, hot water system controls, solar panels, wind and water turbines, ground and air source heat pumps, micro combined heat and power units and biomass boilers are all subject to our reduced rate and were all adjudged illegal.'
Thursday, 17 March 2016
News you won't find reported on the pro EU BBC
For years we have had the BBC and others blaming 'the government' for NOT zero-rating insulation materials, something that no UK government, whatever its colour, can do. Now it looks like we won't even be able to keep the 5% rate.
Oddly the BBC don't seem interested in reporting this fact, or indeed much that goes against their pro EU at any cost agenda.