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VAT

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether value added tax (VAT) is charged on VAT-liable items in HM Treasury building (a) vending machines and (b) staff canteens; and whether retail prices on such VAT-liable items have been reduced since December 2008. (258374)

The value added tax element in retail prices in HM Treasury building vending machines and the staff canteen was reduced to 15 per cent. with effect from 1 December 2008.