Friday, 27 June 2008


The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) are campaigning to have VAT reduced on plants.

They argue that government proposals to reduce the VAT on 'green goods' (such as energy efficient light bulbs, wind turbines and solar panels) should also apply to plants and seeds.

Under exisiting rules, anyone who buys plants from a nursery or shop pays VAT at the full rate of 17.5%. The RHS argue that cutting the VAT on plants to 5% would boost plant sales, therefore absorbing more CO2.

Find out more on the RHS website

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