Protective Clothing: VAT

Treasury written question – answered on 5th May 2020.

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Photo of Lord Pendry Lord Pendry Labour

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove VAT from all personal protection equipment.

Photo of Lord Agnew of Oulton Lord Agnew of Oulton Minister of State (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

A temporary zero-rate of VAT will apply to sales of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for protection from COVID-19 from 1 May 2020 until 31 July 2020.

The temporary relief is being introduced as an urgent response to the coronavirus emergency. Its main objective is to relieve businesses, particularly in the healthcare and residential care sectors, of the burden of tax on essential infection protection equipment needed to deal with the emergency.

The measure will allow VAT-free supplies of PPE to reach the widest possible range of businesses, charities and individuals.

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