Community Energy and Tax Relief

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-12-16
Session date: 
December 16, 2015
Reference: 
2015/4119
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Do you support Community Energy England's legal action against HM Treasury over the decision to make community energy projects exempt from tax relief schemes?

  

Answer

Answer for Community Energy and Tax Relief

Answer for Community Energy and Tax Relief

Answered By: 
The Mayor

My Deputy Mayor for Environment & Energy has written to the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury expressing my concern over the decision to make community energy projects exempt from tax relief schemes. I believe there should be an alternative solution, which mitigates against misuse whilst also supporting the community energy sector.