Energy Saving Materials

The 5% reduced VAT rate applies to the installation of certain energy-saving materials on residential accommodation.  For the University, residential accommodation means:

  • houses, blocks of flats or other dwellings
  • residential accommodation for students

Energy-saving materials covered by the reduced rate include the following:

  • controls for central heating and hot water systems 
  • draught stripping 
  • insulation 
  • solar panels 
  • ground source heat pumps 
  • air source heat pumps 
  • micro combined heat and power units 
  • wood-fuelled boilers 

Please contact the Tax Team for further information

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 : Finance Division
       University of Oxford
       23-38 Hythe Bridge Street
       Oxford OX1 2JD


  : 01865 (6) 16215


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