VAT on Childrens Nursery

We have just launched a childrens nursery, in space leased from a school.

Capital and other costs have exceeded £30,000 plus VAT. At the outset we were told that we would be able to get the VAT back but now the varying - and opposite - advice from VAT man and VAT girl ammounts to 'no you cant' We are begining to think that the VAT office dont know their own rules.

So, we would appreciate any advice on how to get any of the VAT back now, and in the future.
Richard Valentine

Richard Valentine

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Great advice. Will act on it.

AnonymousUser |

A word of caution re: Mark's suggestion

AnonymousUser |

Why not make a taxable supply??

AnonymousUser |

Are you a charity or a state regulated welfare institution?

AnonymousUser |

Thanks, Marc. Ofsted applies

AnonymousUser |