Plans for VAT rise on solar panels put on hold

 In Solar Panel Systems

PLANS to increase VAT on solar panels have been put on hold.

The Government had previously announced that the tax on domestic solar PV and solar thermal panels would rise from 5% to 20%.

However, ministers have now backed down from the controversial move – meaning homeowners across the Midlands can continue to benefit from low cost solar panels.

The Solar Trade Association estimates that if a 20 per cent rise were to go ahead, it would add around £900 to the cost of an average solar PV installation.

While the cost of installing solar panels has fallen significantly, this extra £900 would certainly have put some people off.

So while the Government is supporting the 5% charge for now, our advice is to take advantage of the lower rate while it lasts.

And if you’re in two minds about solar powerdid you know that it has the potential to meet all your domestic utility needs?

From solar PV for electricity to solar thermal panels for hot water and central heating the Noreus team has it covered.

Call us on 0845 474 6641 to find out more or click here to request a call back.

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