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To: Sajid Javid

Halt the solar and storage VAT hike

Halt the solar and storage VAT hike

Consumers are facing an increase from 5% to 20% VAT on the cost of installing their own low-carbon energy and storage. Increasing costs for the solutions to climate change we can use today. Meanwhile, domestic coal, the highly carbon intensive fuel the UK is committed to eradicating from our energy system, will continue to enjoy the lower 5% rate.

We want this tax hike to be halted with immediate effect.

Why is this important?

This hike is certain to hit innovation and investment in the UK’s growing solar and battery storage market. Not to mention the vital progress on decarbonising heat, which according to the Spring Statement is a strong focus for this government.

There could not be a more contradictory step following the declaration of a climate emergency by parliament.

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Reasons for signing

  • I need to be able to look my children in the eye and say that I tried.
  • Favouring burning over saving energy is idiotic and against all government policy aims. UK govt should have protested to the EU Commission to get the ECJ to reverse this stupid ruling.
  • I have 4 year old solar panel system that has a guarantee of +80% over next 26 years so 5% < 20% will be devastating

Updates

2019-06-18 00:07:39 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2019-06-12 18:09:40 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2019-05-22 10:56:14 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2019-05-18 09:59:37 +0100

500 signatures reached

2019-05-17 10:54:33 +0100

100 signatures reached

2019-05-17 10:24:42 +0100

50 signatures reached

2019-05-17 10:13:00 +0100

25 signatures reached

2019-05-17 10:03:32 +0100

10 signatures reached