New VAT rules could be a burden for some UK firms

A major change to the way that VAT is charged across the EU could impose extra admin costs on UK firms.

Tax rises 'dampen' consumer optimism

Prospective tax rises and the return of VAT to the old rate of 17.5 per cent may have had an adverse effect on consumer confidence.

Online shopping receives tax boost

Shoppers in the UK who buy goods on the internet from countries outside the EU can now spend more without being liable to customs duty.

New EU VAT rules could add to admin burden

UK firms could face additional administrative costs as a result of changes to the EU’s VAT rules.

VAT rate change 'creates' consumer rush

The post-Christmas surge in shopper activity should not be mistaken for a return to consumer confidence, a research group has warned.

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