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< April 2020

Treasury cut taxes to reduce PPE costs

From tomorrow (1 May 2020), PPE purchased by care homes, businesses, charities and individuals to protect against Covid-19 will be free from VAT for a three-month period.

VAT on essential personal protective equipment (PPE) for Covid-19 is to be be temporarily scrapped saving more than £100 million for care homes and businesses dealing with the coronavirus outbreak, the government has announced.

From tomorrow (1 May 2020), PPE purchased by care homes, businesses, charities and individuals to protect against Covid-19 will be free from VAT for a three-month period.

The move will particularly benefit care providers, who are often unable to reclaim the 20% VAT they incur on their purchases.

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