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Temporary VAT relief on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Robert Warne, Partner, Head of VAT
04/05/2020
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HMRC announced last week that there will be a temporary VAT relief applied to PPE for the COVID-19 crisis from 1 May 2020 until 31 July 2020 removing the VAT charge on these goods. A small but welcome announcement to help support the care sector during this difficult period.

Read the detailed HMRC guidance which states that the relief applies to:

  • disposable gloves
  • disposable plastic aprons
  • disposable fluid-resistant coveralls or gowns
  • surgical masks – including fluid-resistant type IIR surgical masks
  • filtering face piece respirators
  • eye and face protection – including single or reusable full face visors or goggles.

VAT is a large cost for the care sector so please ensure that your suppliers use the temporary relief where applicable. 

Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact Robert Warne or Kieran Smith.

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Rob Warne
Partner, Head of VAT and Customs Duty services
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