The SNP will demand that the next UK Government reduce VAT on home energy improvements as part of a new Green Energy Deal.
SNP MPs will push for substantial reforms to the UK tax system to support greener choices, including a move to end the UK Treasury’s 20% tax on making people’s homes warmer.
Earlier this year, the Tories increased VAT on home solar panels from 5% to 20%, a move slammed by SNP Consumer Affairs spokesperson, North Ayrshire and Arran candidate Patricia Gibson, who said:
“For too long now, successive UK Governments have sat on their hands when it comes to the climate crisis. A vote for SNP at this election a vote to take serious action to make the UK greener.
“There is no more time to waste. It’s time for Westminster to get its act together.
“Scotland is already a world-leader on tackling the climate crisis and delivering green energy.
“The UK Government must match the SNP’s ambition and cut VAT on energy improvements, so that more people across Scotland can make their homes greener and warmer.
“This is the most important election in living memory. A vote for the SNP on 12 December is a vote to escape Brexit, put Scotland’s future in Scotland’s hands and secure a better environment.”