Taxis: VAT

Treasury written question – answered at on 23 October 2023.

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Photo of Daniel Zeichner Daniel Zeichner Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the judgment in the case of Uber Britannia Limited v Sefton Borough Council [2023] EWHC 1975 (KB), what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact of that judgment on the application of VAT on taxi fares.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Financial Secretary to the Treasury

The Uber Britannia Limited v Sefton Borough Council [2023] EWHC 1975 judgment does not apply to taxis, it only applies to Private Hire Vehicle Operator (PHVO) services.

The VAT rules remain unchanged for PHVO fares. Fares have always been subject to VAT when provided by a VAT registered business who is providing those services as principal. The Government is carefully considering the impact this will have on the sector and passengers.

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