Abolish VAT on e-books
Printed books are zero rated for VAT which is fine. e-books which use far less energy to produce and distribute are VAT rated. This is anomalous. e-books are still the printed word – even if virtual – and are likely to become the preferred method of reading books. To encourage their use e-books should be zero rated.
Why does this idea matter?
It will reduce energy consumption and encourage reading.