Posted Mar 28, 2012 by Edward the Bonobo - Gone.
|See this pasty tax? The intention is to close an anomaly whereby hat food sold as carryout is zero rated for VAT while food that is not sold to be eaten hot but is, in fact, hot is liable. So now supermarket rotisserie chicken will be taxed the same as KFC,chippie pies the same as pies from a bakers, etc. etc.|
Now obviously this has thrown up some mind bogglingly mental anomalies of its own. Someone saying for a Greggs cheese and onion fresh out of the oven would have to pay VAT while the person at the back of the queue who gets it cold would not. Or if a pasty was lukewarm it would be zero rated on a cold day, being hot relative to ambient temperature, but not on a hot .
On the one hand...completely bonkers. On the other...how would you solve it?
Are steak bakes the new jaffa cakes?
Posted Mar 28, 2012 by KB
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| I've bought jars of mussels and pickled eggs from chippies. |
Supplementary supplementary question: If the chippie mussels aren't zero-rated, will the ones in the fishmonger's next door be?