It is vitally important for the government to effectively resolve this issue surrounding business rates tax for solar installations. If the proposed plans go ahead it would be a sever kick to the commercial rooftop sector. The economics of many projects simply wouldn't make sense. Common sense surely has to prevail here as we need to do everything we can to promote on-site generation.
Paul Barwell, chief executive at the STA, said: “The sheer diversity of groups willing to sign this letter demonstrates the breadth of feeling on this issue. Now that the UK has signed the Paris Agreement it goes without saying that the government should support organisations seeking to reduce their carbon footprints, not penalise them. It is essential that solar energy is treated sensibly within the tax system.”