Budget 2010 – VAT changes

As ever, the Budget didn’t appear too interesting in terms of VAT changes. Indeed I came across a headline indicating that there would be no changes to VAT. Look a bit further though, and there were quite a few changes, although admittedly nothing to get anybody terribly worked up about. VAT registration limit goes up … Read more Budget 2010 – VAT changes

Sunday Times article about listed buildings

I’ve thus far resisted the temptation to turn this blog into a Mr Angry column, but I’ve got to record an element of displeasure about an article about listed buildings that appeared in the Sunday Times a couple of weeks ago.  It contained an incorrect statement about VAT, attributed to me. A few days before … Read more Sunday Times article about listed buildings

VAT return payments post 1 April 2010

For most businesses, VAT returns have to be completed and submitted together with electronic payment after 1 April 2010. Existing VAT registered businesses with turnover less than £100k can continue to submit paper returns, and can still pay by cheque. However, HMRC are going to make this a touch more difficult, as they now insist … Read more VAT return payments post 1 April 2010

Listed Property Show – 20th and 21st February 2010

Once again I am headed off to Olympia in London for the Listed Property Show, for two days of providing one-to-one advice to those who perchance own a listed building. In addition, I will be giving a couple of talks about the riveting subject of VAT, which will doubtless provoke interest, boredom, or even sleep … Read more Listed Property Show – 20th and 21st February 2010

VAT changes – Pre-Budget Report

Once again, changes announced by HMRC left me totally unmoved, as they announced the proposed changes some months ago. In short: A revised electronic means of reclaiming VAT incurred in other EU countries. Changes to the “time of supply” rules for intra-EU supplies. Changes to the “place of supply” rules for intra-EU supplies of services. … Read more VAT changes – Pre-Budget Report

Intrastat Changes

There is a reasonably good chance that you will not have heard the expression “Intrastat”, let alone know what to do with it! In short, the EU demand that each Member State collects statistical information on trade going between Member States. For certain levels of trade, this is collected using the “intrastat” procedure. Hitherto, the … Read more Intrastat Changes

New Year 2009/10 – VAT rate change

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 New Year 2009/10 – VAT rate change

National Home Improvement Show – Earls Court

I have been asked to participate in the National Home Improvement Show at Earls Court in London, which takes place between the 2nd and 4th of October 2009. I will be part of the Listed Property Owners Club stand, in the Period Living Pavilion, and also presenting a short talk about VAT relief for heritage … Read more National Home Improvement Show – Earls Court