The rate of VAT on restaurant meals will be cut after the French government
won a seven-year battle with the European Union.
Last week France won German approval for its proposal to slash the VAT rate
on restaurant meals, according to
Under the terms of the proposal, French President Nicolas Sarkozy would cut
VAT on restaurant meals from 19.6% to 5.5%, which equates to a £3bn cost to the
The move has been met with criticism by experts who question whether the cut
will be absorbed by restaurant owners or patrons.
Does Darwin's theory apply to taxation? Colin ponders...
The UK tax gap fell in 2014-15 to its lowest-ever level of 6.5%, revealed official statistics published today
"The whole idea of HMRC officials supplying confidential information about individuals to the media on a non-attributable basis is, or should be, a matter of serious concern," say Supreme Court judges
Changes to the tax system is urged to support the growth of entrepreneurs, found a report from the Grant Thornton UK, the Institute of Directors, and the Prelude Group