Government must not change VAT on solar panels from 5% to 20%, campaigners urge

One of the UK’s largest renewable energy suppliers has written to the Chancellor to warn that plans to change VAT from 5% to 20% for families buying solar panels and renewable technology could harm the country’s push for a net zero carbon economy by 2050.

Juliet Davenport, chief executive and founder of Good Energy – which has around 250,000 customers, called on Sajid Javid to scrap the plans, which come into effect on October 1.

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