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VAT: reduced rate for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions

As announced in the budget 2021, the government is

  • extending the temporary reduced rate of VAT of 5% until 30 September 2021
  • preparing for a new rate of 12.5% from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022

If you’re a VAT registered business you can temporarily reduce the rate of VAT on supplies relating to the following sectors.

Hospitality – If you supply of food and non-alcoholic beverages for consumption on or off your premises.

Hotel and holiday accommodation – If you supply sleeping accommodation in a hotel or similar establishment, provide holiday accommodation or charge fees for caravan or tent pitches and associated ‘camping’ facilities.

Admission to certain attractions – If you charge a fee for admission to certain attractions where the supplies are currently standard rated.

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