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Businesses Call for Lower VAT on EV Charging


Environmental groups, car manufacturers, and energy firms urge Chancellor Jeremy Hunt to reduce the VAT on public electric vehicle (EV) charging to boost EV sales. Highlighting a tax disparity where public chargers face a 20% VAT rate compared to a 5% rate for home charging, they argue this hinders EV adoption. Organized by FairCharge, the appeal includes major names like Jaguar Land Rover and E.ON, emphasizing the move's minor impact on the Treasury but significant benefits for urban air quality and drivers without private parking. The call for tax reform aims to align the UK with European efforts to transition to electric vehicles, amidst broader industry calls for fiscal measures supporting cleaner motoring.


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