Category: Fine lines

Day Care Centre wins UK VAT argument

Great news for welfare service providers with a fair but surprising decision in the VAT tribunal that basically HMRC were wrong to rely on the wording used in UK legislation. Learning Centre (Romford) Ltd [2017] TC 05946 was the lead case in an argument that they were entitled to apply the welfare VAT exemption.  The […]

UK VAT on flowers -v- food

Always remember VAT works on the ‘guilty until proven innocent’ principle.  VAT is due unless a specific relief applies.  All of the VAT reliefs are narrowly applied so you should avoid expecting HMRC to be generous in any interpretation. Busily buying seeds reminded me of the fine line between zero-rated seeds for growing food and […]