Britain will consider measures to abate energy bills, UK's Johnson says

Britain's government will listen to businesses and consumers on measures to abate rising energy bills, but a cut in sales tax on gas and electricity was a "blunt instrument", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. "We will continue to listen to businesses and consumers about how to abate the costs of energy," he told a news conference.


Reuters | London | Updated: 04-01-2022 23:43 IST | Created: 04-01-2022 23:42 IST
Britain will consider measures to abate energy bills, UK's Johnson says
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Britain's government will listen to businesses and consumers on measures to abate rising energy bills, but a cut in sales tax on gas and electricity was a "blunt instrument", Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Tuesday. "We will continue to listen to businesses and consumers about how to abate the costs of energy," he told a news conference. "I'm not ruling out further measures."

"The argument is ... that (value added tax) is a bit of a blunt instrument, and the difficulty is that you end up also cutting fuel bills for a lot of people who perhaps don't need the support in quite the direct way that we need to give it."

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