AAT Comment: A whole lot of ground covered – and more to come for VAT

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This week’s Spring Statement began with Chancellor Philip Hammond telling the House of Commons that he wouldn’t be ‘producing a Red Book’, reiterating previous announcements that the UK would move to a once-yearly fiscal event.

As such, the Statement would now be designed merely to provide forecast updates and launch various consultations, the results from which will inform the Autumn Budget.

While at 26 minutes Hammond’s speech lasted longer than expected and covered a huge amount of ground, he largely stuck to his word with a Statement that gave precious little away in terms of new policy announcements.

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  • MarieNoelle
    MarieNoelle Moderator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,369
    So....the government is launching a consultation on VAT threshold and looking at simplifying it for small businesses and yet at the same time is expecting them to get ready for MTD for VAT in a year's time.
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