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VAT on energy bills

EDM (Early Day Motion) 328: tabled on 25 March 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House commends the Government’s implementation of a VAT referral for businesses during the covid-19 outbreak; further commends the Government for ensuring that energy suppliers offer funding support for people who are unable to top up their meters, which has helped more than four million people; notes that, due to self-isolation orders given by the Government, the cost of energy bills and products are likely to dramatically increase; further notes that uSwitch estimates that self-isolating could increase energy bills by £195 a year for people on poor-value deals; notes that many people on low incomes have been made redundant and will struggle to find alternative employment as the outbreak worsens; and calls on the Government to implement a VAT moratorium on energy bills and products.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.