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VAT Changes in the UK

Jul 15

In the Chancellor’s summer statement on 8th July 2020, he shared the government's plans to change UK VAT from 20% to 5% for the Hospitality and Tourism sectors. This change will come into effect from Wednesday 15th July 2020 and run through until 12th January 2021.

As part of the government's plan to help restart the economy and support businesses most impacted as a result of the coronavirus pandemic the VAT change will see support offered to dedicated sectors within the UK.

The UK VAT rate on hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions is reducing from 20% to 5%, from 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021.

The cut applies to food and non-alcoholic drinks as well as accommodation and admission to attractions across the UK.

In your Accounting solution, this means that some transactions that you would normally record at 20% VAT may now be at a reduced rate of 5% VAT. There is already a 5% VAT rate in Accounting called Lower Rate, and in most cases you just need to change affected transactions from Standard to Lower Rate.

Below is some guidance for Sage 200cloud, Sage 200 Standard, and Sage 1000 customers. If you are a Pinnacle customer and require further help, simply email the Pinnacle Support Team or call 0345 345 9999. 

VAT Change Hub 

VAT Change Hub - Sage 200cloud
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VAT Change Hub - Sage 200cloud Standard
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Top trending questions for Sage 200cloud
Common questions you are asking Sage about VAT changes for Sage 200cloud

VAT Change Hub - Sage 1000 / Line 500
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Top trending questions for Sage 1000
Common questions you are asking Sage about VAT changes for Sage 1000

Government Guidance
Find out the latest Government guidance on Gov.uk 

 

Dave Lawson Sage Acumatica Support Director.JPG

Sage (UK) Covid-19 Response - VAT Reduction

On overview of the new VAT changes that reduce UK VAT from 20% to 5% for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions. This change came into effect from Wednesday 15 July 2020 and run through until 12 January 2021. ​

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