I\’ve been yammering on about this for years:
The Government\’s fixation with fuel poverty stands in the way of sensible policies on energy taxation. One of Gordon Brown\’s first acts on becoming Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1997 was to reduce VAT on domestic fuel. With the Government now committed to reducing carbon dioxide emissions, this should be reversed, with the increase to the full rate of VAT phased in gradually over a few years.
Now there\’s two of us, hurrah!