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HMRC makes backdated VAT policy change to termination fees

17 October 2020

In the past, HMRC has accepted that contractually agreed payments due in the event of a breach of contract, and thus amounting to compensation, were typically outside the scope of VAT, because they are not consideration for any supply of goods or services.

Coronavirus VAT measures extended

06 October 2020

The Chancellor’s statement on Thursday 24 September, included a reduced rate for hospitality and leisure sectors and a deferred VAT payment date.

HMRC extends VAT relief for charities to some digital campaigns

18 September 2020

Following recent representations by the Charity Tax Group (CTG), HMRC has agreed to amend its policy on the VAT treatment of online charity advertising. Information on HMRC's new policy was published on 8 September and we suggest that affected advertisers and charities should consider their position carefully.

Hospitality and leisure: Temporary measures may not be as simple as they seem

13 August 2020

With new legislation and guidance from HMRC, those in the Hospitality and leisure sectors should now impose careful consideration to maximise VAT benefits without error.

VAT and customs duty as Brexit concludes

18 July 2020

The UK government announced last month that it will not be seeking an extension to the current transition period, meaning that barring a significant change in the parties' current negotiating position, the UK will leave the EU’s single market and customs union on 31 December 2020.

VAT cash saving ideas for businesses during coronavirus

20 June 2020

We outline the VAT and indirect tax measures that organisations can take advantage of to save money during the coronavirus outbreak.

Protecting VAT cash flow on developments of student accommodation
Jim Burberry

04 June 2020

As the four countries of the UK start to ease their lockdown restrictions and some sort of return to normality is on the horizon, private sector student accommodation providers may struggle if the economic conditions don’t improve rapidly to allow students to return to universities.

Understanding the VAT recovery rules in relation to costs, supplies, and activities
Audrey Fearing

18 May 2020

The upper tribunal case for Royal Opera House Covent Garden Foundation calls into question the approach to be taking by organisations that undertake non business and business activities.

Managing the impact of coronavirus on VAT recovery for charities
Audrey Fearing

18 May 2020

Coronavirus has resulted in many charities suffering a significant decline in revenues, and irrecoverable VAT costs increase significantly. We recommend that charities should build this reduction into their cash flow projections.

Protecting VAT cash flow on commercial developments

14 May 2020

The real estate sector is facing a number of new stresses in the current market. Unintended VAT costs to developers may be arising. Read more here for more information.

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