VAT

Measures needed to help businesses cope with the severe winter

The Government and the banks have been urged to lend their support to firms hit hard by the severe winter weather.

Businesses reminded of imminent VAT rise

Businesses are being urged to ready themselves for the increase in the standard rate of VAT set for 4 January.

New VAT rate could be here to stay

The new standard rate of VAT could become a permanent feature of the business landscape.

VAT rise splits business response

There is a mix of strategies among business for dealing with the hike in VAT that is due to take effect as from 4 January next year.

Pushing up VAT threshold would boost employment

Some 35,000 extra jobs could be created if the threshold at which small firms pay VAT is lifted, a leading business group has claimed.

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