TAX NEWS: Compass Contract Services wins VAT appeal. By Nichola Ross Martin

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Compass Contract Services UK Ltd has won the latest round in its VAT case to determine that its supplies of take-away sandwiches to the BBC are zero and not standard rated.

The court found by a majority that food supplied by the company to the broadcaster was not a supply "in the course of catering".

This case has implications for many takeaways, particularly those who are housed within a larger business premises, and or have contractual arrangements to provide cold take away food.

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