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.

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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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'Time to pay' scheme might become more demanding

Firms that want to agree an extended timetable for paying their tax bills under the Business Payment Support Service might be faced with more stringent questioning from HM Revenue and Customs.

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Changing back to the old rate of VAT

On 1 January 2010, the standard rate of VAT reverts to 17.5 per cent after a period of 13 months at 15 per cent.

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Businesses get extra time to update VAT prices

Businesses are to get additional time in which to update price labels after the rate of VAT reverts to 17.5 per cent.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: business reaction

Business groups greeted the Chancellor’s pre-Budget Report with a mixture of encouragement and dismay.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: an overview

The Chancellor, Alistair Darling introduced a pre-election pre-Budget Report to the Commons that would, he said, “build a strong economy and a fair society”.

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Pre-Budget Report 2009: VAT

Changes to the flat rate VAT scheme have been announced in the pre-Budget Report.

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'Increase' VAT to cut public finance gap

The government should consider a rise in the rate of VAT as a way of closing the gap in public finances.

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