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Bicycles: VAT

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 45415, tabled on 11 May 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of removing VAT from bicycles on trends in the (a) uptake of active travel, (ii) health of the general public and (iii) size of NHS waiting lists.

Answered on

19 May 2020

The Government has made no assessment of the potential effect of removing VAT from bicycles and has no plans to do so.

On the 9th May the Government announced a £2bn package of funding for cycling and walking. This includes £250m which will encourage cycling to work through the provision of pop up bike lanes with protected space for cycling, as well as vouchers for cycle repairs and greater provision for bike fixing facilities.