VAT on Retrofit Measures Will be Cut to 0% From April

VAT on Retrofit Will be Cut to 0% From April 2022
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VAT on retrofit work will be cut to 0% from April for certain energy-saving home improvements such as heat pumps, insulation and solar panels. 

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement in the Spring Statement follows years of industry pressure on the government to lower VAT on retrofit, which campaigners say will help to incentivise homeowners to make energy-efficient home improvements.

Jack Woodfield
News Editor

Jack has worked in journalism for 11 years and was the News Editor for Homebuilding & Renovating from 2019 until the beginning of 2023. He strives to break the most relevant and beneficial stories for self builders, extenders and renovators, including the latest news on the construction materials shortage and hydrogen heating. In 2021 he appeared on BBC's The World at One to discuss the government's planning reforms. 

He enjoys testing new tools and gadgets, and having bought his first home in 2013, he has renovated every room and recently finished a garden renovation.