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GGF speak up for against the OFT claims

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The Glass and Glazing Federation today kick back criticisms from the Office of Fair Trading that they felt it necessary to write to 50 double glazing companies warning them about consumer issues and mis-selling. see article here. Nigel rees on behalf … Continue reading

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Government now ready to spend £2m advertising the Green Deal

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According to reports on Friday in the Guardian, the government is set to spend £2m, £5m or £10m on a publicity campaign to advertise the benefits of the green deal to home owners. This seems to be illogical. If, as the government … Continue reading

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Crystal need your support with a legal appeal


Crystal Home Improvements succesfully challenged the government over Feed in Tariffs, now they need your help with a new and more threatening challenge.

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EU Commission threatens Green Deal VAT rate as it turns up the heat


Today the Times reports Brussels is continuing to push Britain to make a decision about its unequal VAT treatment of insulation products, meaning thousands of UK citizens will be forced to pay 20% not 5% VAT We reported this previously in … Continue reading

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Energy saving materials to be VAT free?


Today the chancellor Mr George Osborne ducked to opportunity to reduce VAT on Energy Efficient windows. The standard rate of VAT was temporarily reduced to 15% on 1 December 2008 before reverting to 17.5% in 2010 and then to 20% in January … Continue reading

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Sign the petition to “Cut the VAT” on Energy Efficient, Home Improvements


For years, the double glazing industry and the general population of this country, has been disadvantaged, paying 4 times more VAT (20%) for Energy Efficient home improvements, when most other energy efficient products (light bulbs, loft insulation and cavity wall … Continue reading

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