ECJ Ruling Turns Take Away Food VAT On It’s Head!

Ray Stewart Business, VAT Leave a Comment

The European Court of Justice has issued a ruling that will deeply affect the government if adopted here – and which is hard to see how they could refuse.

The current UK VAT position for hot takeaway food is that it is standard rated and so subject to 20% VAT. However, a recent ruling means that the supply of hot food is zero rated as long as it is consumed immediately off the premises.