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Report 18 July 2023

Our response to the Treasury’s consultation on VAT relief for energy saving materials

The UK Treasury recently consulted on plans to cut VAT on certain energy-related products to support the transition to net zero.

As well as the supporting the Government’s proposal to zero-rate battery storage that is connected to existing solar installations we also argued that more storage technologies should be included such as EV chargepoints and thermal storage technologies.

We also called for Water Source heat pumps and smart home heating controls to be included in the VAT relief regime.

Do you think battery storage should be included in the relief when:

If you do think battery storage should be included in the relief:

Are there any other technologies you believe meet our objectives, but do not currently qualify for the relief?

If so, for each technology, can you answer the following questions: 


Last updated: 18 July 2023