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U.K. Labour to Force Vote Seeking Sales Tax Cut for Energy Bills

Jan. 10, 2022, 10:30 PM

The U.K. Labour Party plans to force a vote in Parliament on Tuesday on a proposal to cut sales tax on domestic energy bills, as the main opposition seeks to ratchet up the pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ease the burden of rising prices on consumers.

If approved, the binding motion would guarantee Parliamentary time on Feb. 1 to debate legislation to cut value added tax on fuel bills, Labour said late Monday in a statement.

While Johnson’s majority of about 80 means he’s unlikely to be defeated, the Labour motion is designed to put pressure on rank-and-file ...