Boris has been told to take advantage of the Brexit freedoms to eliminate VAT on energy bills.


Boris has been told to take advantage of the Brexit freedoms to eliminate VAT on energy bills.

BORIS Johnson is under pressure from Red Wall Conservative MPs, as well as politicians and pressure groups from all sides of the political spectrum, to use his Brexit powers to abolish fuel VAT.

With home energy bills set to rise by an average of £600 per household, Prime Minister Theresa May is being pressed to follow through on his 2016 EU referendum promise to eliminate 5% VAT, saving households an average of £400 per year.

The rise in heating costs is part of a broader cost-of-living crisis fueled in part by the effects of the covid pandemic.

However, one of the advantages of leaving the EU is that it allows the UK to lower its VAT rates for essentials like fuel to below 5% and for non-essential items to below 15%.

Bishop Auckland MP Dehenna Davison, who was part of the Conservative wave that won the former Labour Red Wall, urged Mr Johnson to act in an article for the Sunday Express.

“As Conservatives, one of our core beliefs has always been low taxes,” she said.

“It’s been over five years since the Referendum, and it’s crunch time for energy bills.”

Global energy prices are soaring, putting a strain on many people in our country, with many worried about the impending National Insurance increase in April.”

Christian Wakeford, a Conservative from Bury South, said he supported it as well, but added that the government alone “does not go far enough” in cutting bills.

A reduction in VAT on fuel, according to campaigners, would free up millions of pounds for the NHS.

According to the latest NHS figures, trusts in England spent £287 million on electricity, £202 million on gas, and £6 million on heating oil last year.

Labour and the Liberal Democrats have already demanded that the new Brexit powers be used to reduce VAT on domestic energy bills.

Last night, however, the campaign was joined by organizations from all walks of British politics.

“There are very good reasons why such a move is justifiable and hidden reasons why the government is avoiding making Brexit the outstanding economic success that it could be, and the VAT on fuel is a bellweather of government policy,” said Johnson Longworth, a former Brexit Party MEP who is now chairman of the Independent Business Network.

“The extra blossom of growth,” said Reform Party leader Richard Tice.

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