High-end interior designer

High-end interior designer shipped goods over long projects and HMRC disputed the zero-rating for exported goods. The dispute followed a HMRC inspection where they refused to accept that goods had been exported potentially leading to >£400k VAT falling. We were […]

German supplier

German supplier of knee replacement tissue needed to know if UK VAT fell due. This involved questions of whether the supply was of goods or services and contrasts with EU interpretations. We found the supply to be services of growing […]

Disabled child

Disabled child – how much of a building project to benefit a disabled child could be zero-rated? The solicitor had been engaged to manage a clinical negligence settlement which involved significant property alteration to make the house suitable for the […]


Cathedral was planning significant works but needed to quantify VAT cost for HLF bid. Zero rating for charity buildings, disabled relief, business use areas and the special scheme for cathedrals had to be taken into account when quantifying how much […]

Buyer of frozen berries

Buyer of frozen berries from outside the UK to make berry powder and asked if this should be zero-rated. The food zero-rating is convoluted but by considering the legislation and case law we established the liability of the powdered berries […]

Baby products supplier

Baby products supplier had been charging VAT on all sales including baby towels. Exploring legislation and case law we were able to show zero rating applied and present arguments against unjust enrichment provisions leading to a >£60k refund plus ongoing […]