Budget pub chain Wetherspoons went to war against the British government over having to pay a higher value-added-tax (VAT) rate than supermarkets for food and booze.
It basically said the government was destroying pubs because of the massive difference in VAT for the two sectors.
VAT is a consumption tax or general sales tax.
But there are dozens of sectors out there that pay little or no tax because of the fundamental goods or services they provide the country. One would argue that selling food and drink so we can go home and cook is one of them.
So what are the others? Some of them are pretty weird and some most people wouldn’t want to work in. And some just look plain boring.
title=”Incontinence products — incontinence affects all generations but mainly the old and infirm. But the government has made sure that purveyors of the products will be VAT free.”
title=”Advertising for charities — if you focus your efforts on providing advertising services and campaigns for charities, for example like the hugely successful one for Cancer Research’s Race for Life, you’ll pay 0% VAT.”
title=”Undertaker — Burying or cremating dead people or conducting burial at sea means you’re exempt from paying VAT.”
source=”WWE Press Gallery”
caption=”Wrestler ‘The Undertaker’ at WWE’s Wrestlemania.”