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Government will not change VAT on public charging

Response to House of Lords EV inquiry argues expanding VAT relief would impose additional pressure on the public finances

Mark Moran
23 April 2024
House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee has warned higher purchase costs, insufficient charging infrastructure and mixed messaging may deter from adopting EV cars
House of Lords Environment and Climate Change Committee has warned higher purchase costs, insufficient charging infrastructure and mixed messaging may deter from adopting EV cars
 

The government is not planning to cut the VAT rate for public charging. This is among the positions spelled out in its response to the House of Lords Environment and Climate Change.

The committee’s report EV strategy: rapid recharge needed, published in February, warned that a combination of higher purchase costs, insufficient charging infrastructure and mixed messaging risks people not adopting EV cars.

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