Green Christian has joined the campaign to “Stop the Solar Tax Hike”. We are one of over 160 NGOs, schools, academics, energy providers and public institutions who have signed a letter asking the Chancellor to stop the proposed rise in business rates for solar panels.
Smaller companies and public sector organisations such as state schools and hospitals could face a six- to eightfold increase in the tax. It is the latest in a series of policy changes which have led to rooftop solar deployment falling by over 80% in the UK.
Green Christian believes it is vital that the government gives positive and consistent fiscal signals to foster the transition to a low-carbon economy. Such a tax policy is essential for a meaningful ‘green new deal’ which will wean our society off fossil fuels. Low-carbon energy underpins our vision for a just one-planet economy as laid out in our Joy in Enough programme.
You can sign a Greenpeace petition to the Chancellor, and write to you MP. If you are on Twitter, use the hashtag #SolarTaxHike to spread the word.