He said: “We accept it is not a perfect solution, but it is a good solution in the sense that it gives some respite to rising energy bills.
“For those people on the price cap of £1,277, it can add a £65 reduction in energy bills a year.
“That doesn’t cover how much it has increased by but it’s better than nothing.”
According to a recent poll published by the EUA, 76 percent of those questioned by the trade association were in favour of scrapping the tax.
For comparison, only 11 percent voted against the last-ditch measure.
More importantly, scrapping VAT would fulfil one of the pledges made by the Brexit campaign.