UK considers removing VAT on battery storage installed after solar panels

The Environmental Audit Committee has called for a VAT removal to unlock full potential of household-generated solar power

‘Diesel charged at nine times the price at pump’

Despite the wholesale price gap between petrol and diesel now just at 1.5p, if you’re filling up a diesel vehicle at the pump you’ll be paying 20p, new data has shown

Government urged to axe EV ‘pavement tax’

Some areas face 90% higher VAT costs at public chargers than home charging, new research shows

Liz Truss ‘looking at freezing energy bills’

The new Prime Minister will hold a Cabinet meeting on measures to limit the financial stress caused by the energy crisis

Energy crisis could lead to a ‘generation of lost businesses’

Nearly 14% of UK small firms expect to close their business in the coming 12 months, according to a new report

Price cap hike ‘has blown a hole in government’s heat pump strategy’

The government has been urged to set out a “credible” domestic heating strategy able to survive under the current energy market

Europe says ‘no’ to VAT exemption on German gas levy

All German consumers will face a new tax which is hoped to mitigate the rising cost of gas imports

Rishi Sunak pledges more energy bill handouts

The Tory leadership candidate has said families will get ‘a few hundreds more’ as part of the new cost of living plan

Europe urged to clamp down on growing greenhouse gases black market

Illegal hydrofluorocarbons smuggled into the EU amount to nearly 30% of the legal trade, according to the Environmental Investigation Agency

Rishi Sunak vows to scrap VAT on energy bills

Tory leadership candidate says the temporary cut will help people amid spiralling energy prices