UK told Green Deal tax breaks are illegal

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European Court of Justice rules lower VAT rates for energy saving contravenes EU law, potentially raising prices for homeowners

The UK's VAT reductions for energy saving materials installed in homes have been ruled illegal by a European Court, potentially dealing a blow to the UK's energy efficiency ambitions. Technologies including...

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