Cut in VAT rate for leisure and tourism sectors

Cut in VAT rate for leisure and tourism sectors

As part of the government’s approach to support economic recovery, the Chancellor announced a temporary cut in the rate of VAT, from 20% to 5%, from the 15 July 2020 to 12 January 2021 for the leisure and tourism sectors.

Eat Out to Help Out

Eat Out to Help Out

If your business sells food for immediate consumption on your premises, has a dining area for eat in meals and was registered as a food business with your Local Authority on or before 7 July, you can register to participate in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme from 13 July.

Simpler licensing process for outdoor dining

Simpler licensing process for outdoor dining

Simplified licensing process for outdoor seating for pubs, restaurants and cafes will allow them to use car parks and terraces as dining and drinking areas, under their existing seating licenses.