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Transfer of VAT Reclaims by Hospitals

NHS Trusts might have their VAT reclaims accepted by HMRC, according to a report by RSM. The claims cover overpaid VAT mainly on take-away food, drugs and prostheses. A sticking point has been HMRC viewing the claims, going back many … Continue reading

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EU Wants to Tax E-Cigarettes

The European Commission is preparing to impose tax on e-cigarettes, or vaping, possibly at the same heavy rate as tobacco. The idea is to help plug the holes in EU budgets. But since most people use e-cigarettes as a way … Continue reading

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No Sugar Tax…Yet

The Health Minister has ruled out a special sugar tax. The idea has been put about by the local government association, supposedly a sugar tax would help cut consumption of sugary foods to combat obesity and other health problems. A … Continue reading

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French Reply on Tax and Health

The French Embassy has highlighted basic differences between the French and UK approach to tax for health care in a numbered reply to UK newspaper criticism of the French system. here’s what they have to say on tax for health … Continue reading

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Scotland to End Health Tax on Large Shops

The Scottish government will, in 2015, end its health tax on large shops selling alcohol and tobacco. The idea behind the health tax, or levy, was to make supermarkets and bigger retailers selling goods which can harm health contribute to … Continue reading

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Tax and Health

Tax and health seems to go together, so interesting to see a report from a UK think tank on tackling obesity world-wide. The Overseas Development Institute report highlights the success of Korea in helping and persuading people to a healthier … Continue reading

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Tax Relief on Employer Occupational Health Care

With my interest in tax and health care, a New Year reminder that the December autumn statement announced that employer tax relief on employee health care is to be extended. The £500 limit is to be applied to medical treatments … Continue reading

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