VAT scrapped for PPE for care homes and others during COVID-19 crisis

Steve Double, Member of Parliament for St Austell and Newquay has welcomed the news that the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Jo Churchill MP has secured agreement from HM Treasury to scrap VAT on PPE for care homes and others during the COVID-19 crisis.

Effective from today there is a change to UK VAT law to introduce a temporary VAT zero rate which comes into effect from 1 May to 31 July 2020.

This is for the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE), recommended by Public Health England on 24 April 2020, for use in connection with protection from infection with coronavirus.

Commenting, Steve:

“I was delighted to see that Jo Churchill has secured this action from the Treasury around scrapping VAT for care homes and others.”

“This is a small but important step which shows the Department of Health and Social Care and HM Treasury are working together, listening to concerns raised by us on behalf of the sector and acting at great pace to put measures in place to help in this situation.”