VAT cut to 5% for hotels and restaurants – but will you get a discount?
VAT has been temporarily cut from 20% to 5% for hospitality and tourism businesses, and a number of big chains including McDonald's and Nando's are slashing prices as a result. But businesses don't have to pass on the tax cut to customers – we've full info below on what the change means for you
15 July 2020
US firm demands VAT on apps bought up to two years ago - you DON'T have to pay
Had an email asking you to pay VAT on a past purchase from Squirrels? You don't have to
13 September 2017
Boost for airport shoppers as 'tax rip-off' review set for take-off
The Government has launched a review into airport retailers not passing on VAT discounts to shoppers
31 December 2015
Don't show boarding cards unless airport retailers pass on tax discounts, says Martin Lewis
The Treasury has called on shops to make sure they pass on tax savings to customers who buy goods at the airport
12 August 2015
Queen's Speech 2015: Taxes to be frozen for five years
Measures to ban income tax, VAT and national insurance rises over the next five years have been announced by the Queen
27 May 2015
EE refunds £1m after mistakenly charging VAT on non-EU data
Thousands of EE and T-Mobile customers are sharing a £1 million refund after being charged incorrect VAT rates
20 January 2015
Shopping outside the EU this Christmas? Beware of hidden fees
If you're looking for a bargain Christmas gift abroad make sure you factor in customs duty and VAT, warns HMRC
3 December 2014
Hotel chains not showing full prices with taxes
Nearly half major hotel chains in the UK are breaching regulations by not including VAT in headline prices, says Which?
30 August 2012
Inflation dives as economy put on 'negative outlook'
Hard-pressed families felt some relief last month as official figures revealed the rate of inflation fell to its lowest level in just under two years
14 February 2012
Amazon urges drop in ebook prices
25 February 2011
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