Thankfully, the Budget was devoid of many significant VAT changes. OK, the VAT rate is going up to 20% on 4 January 2011 but that is as exciting as it gets. That gives us time to prepare, and as with the January 2010 rise of 2½%, did we really notice? Full marks to the Chancellor,… Read More


As you may be aware, the VAT rate is going back up, from 15% to 17.5% with effect from 1 January 2010 – that is, from 00.01 on New Year’s morning. So do pubs and clubs and hotels have to ‘cash up’ when they hear the bells? Should they take a “Z” reading in the… Read More