Monday 24 June 2019 / 9:24 PM Economy / Environment / Peter Dowd

Peter Dowd responds to government legislation hiking VAT for renewable energy technologies

Peter Dowd MP, Labour’s Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, responding to government legislation hiking VAT for renewable energy technologies, said:

“This government is a disgrace. If it was really serious about tackling climate change, it would not be pushing this legislation through today.

“While the Tories increase VAT to 20% on energy efficient and renewable technologies like wind or water turbines it’s clear where their priorities are when VAT on fossil fuels remains at 5%.

“The climate emergency demands that the whole weight of the Treasury is thrown at dealing with climate change and the government needs to get real about this, or make way for a Labour government to deliver on our plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.”