VAT and duties

Standard rate of VAT

It has been confirmed that the temporary cut in VAT will end on 1 January 2010 as planned, with the standard rate reverting from 15% to 17.5%.

The VAT flat rate scheme percentages have been recalculated accordingly, to ensure they are based on the 17.5% rate effective from 1 January 2010.

Alcohol and tobacco duty rates

As announced in the 2008 Pre-Budget Report, alcohol and tobacco duty rates will remain at current levels when the standard rate of VAT returns to 17.5% in January 2010.

Bingo duty

Bingo duty is to be reduced from 22% to 20% from Budget 2010.

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