Rishi Sunak

Good news on VAT cut for heat pumps, but frustration on Boiler Upgrade Scheme

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced that VAT on energy-saving technology like Solar and Heat Pumps will be reduced from 5% to 0%.  Mark Wilkins, Technologies and Training Director at Vaillant, gives his view: Following the Chancellor’s spring statement this week Vaillant welcomes the VAT cut on heat pumps and looks forward to understanding […]

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Sunak slammed for failure to tackle rocketing energy bills in Spring Statement

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has come under fire after delivering his Spring Statement, which outlines the government’s financial plans. With the country recovering from the COVID pandemic and coping with conflict in Ukraine, there were fears that a cost of living crisis was looming, especially when it comes to energy and fuel bills. […]

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Budget 2021 – What installers need to know

Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak, has delivered his 2021 Budget speech. The Budget 2021 and Spending Review covered several issues of particular interest to the plumbing and heating industry, including: £24bn earmarked for “a multi-year housing settlement.” £11.5bn of the funding will aim to build 180,000 new affordable homes, with brown field sites targeted […]

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Budget 2021 – What heating and plumbing engineers need to know

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced his budget for 2021, as the country looks to start recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.  The budget covered several issues of particular interest to the plumbing and heating industry, including: Extension of the furlough scheme until the end of September, with employees continuing to receive 80% of […]

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Chancellor urged not to scrap Green Homes Grant

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has been urged not to derail a green recovery by scrapping the Green Homes Grant. 19 organisations representing or working within the energy efficiency and low carbon heating sector have written to Government Ministers, highlighting the importance of the continued and successful delivery of the Green Homes Grant Voucher […]

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