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Old 22-03-2012, 09:05 AM
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From now on, VAT will start applying to hot food bought in supermarkets, such as roasted chickens, sausage rolls bought from bakeries and sports drinks, along with holiday caravans, and the rental of hairdressers’ chairs. There will be further VAT rise of over £350million a year starting on October 1, 2012.


Is this what we already knew about or something different ?
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We're not allowed politics so can we be careful in replies.
This is in todays Daily Mail

From now on, VAT will start applying to hot food bought in supermarkets, such as roasted chickens, sausage rolls bought from bakeries and sports drinks, along with holiday caravans, and the rental of hairdressers’ chairs. There will be further VAT rise of over £350million a year starting on October 1, 2012.


Is this what we already knew about or something different ?
will this caravan price affect the purchase price or ground rent ? as i have bought my caravan already not sure if would affect us , the owner charged a price for ours inc everything , he said the ground rent had gone up because of vat inc last year , things just get worse , i serve people all day who complain how much spent , cards being refused , try another , its hard to see an end to it all , i sure they will tax fresh air next there has to be something they havent thought of get more money out of people already struggling , highest petrol in europe etc , where will it end ??
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Old 22-03-2012, 10:44 AM
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A change to the law governing caravans will mean VAT must be paid on all caravans except those used as a permanent dwelling. The current law exempts some caravans from VAT even if they are only used for holidays and excursions.

so is this on new vans or what ?
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Old 22-03-2012, 11:00 AM
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Angry 20% VAT on new statics from October

Anyone else catch that in yesterdays budget? HMRC want to remove zero-rating for static caravans... meaning 20% VAT on top of the purchase price on all new caravan sales... It's going to hit the industry pretty hard I reckon and less new van sales will mean that good pre-owned caravan prices go skyward too I'd imagine.

So, if you're thinking about upgrading I'd consider doing it before this kicks in, or at the very least keep an eye on progress

Hope the BHHPA have something up their sleeve...
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Old 22-03-2012, 11:17 AM
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A change to the law governing caravans will mean VAT must be paid on all caravans except those used as a permanent dwelling. The current law exempts some caravans from VAT even if they are only used for holidays and excursions.

so is this on new vans or what ?
Yes. They plan to apply 20% VAT to all new holiday static caravans, so current owners will not be affected in the short term.

I can imagine it now, everyone will have a residential specification static caravan, so that the manufactures are making zero-rated goods, then if you buy it for holiday use the end buyer get the 20% VAT hike... Yup, good quality second-hand vans will be like gold dust from October if this goes ahead.
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I buy hot chickens from morrisons. I'll tell 'em to let the bugger go cold before I pay for it. They won't get me. I went to a comprehensive school. I'm brainy.
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Is this on top of the 20% on the rates.....its worth waiting to see how rates are affected before plunging into NEW vans I always thought that there was VAT on the purchase price of a new van
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I'm sure we paid VAT on the price of the new vans we have bought, so I don't understand what it means?
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Great I can now sell my second hand van for a profit - not
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I'm sure we paid VAT on the price of the new vans we have bought, so I don't understand what it means?
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Emmell you won't have paid vat on the fixed bits just the white goods etc.

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