Does the 5% VAT apply to takeaway outlets or just takeaways from restaurants, pubs and cafes?
Have you tried looking at VAT709/1
Or the article on this websitehttps://www.accountingweb.co.uk/tax/business-tax/vat-5-hospitality-rate-...
I have read so many articles and I am unclear about this. I cannot get through to HMRC either to ask.
Which bit don't you understand? The linked article is seems pretty clear.
I AM ALOS UNCLEAR WHETHER TAKEAWAY FOODS SHOP APPLY.
I have phoned HMRC today but they has refused to give a direct answer and simply tole me to look at notice 709 4/1 and this does not help.
Yes it does. It sets out quite clearly how takeaway hot and cold food are treated differently, and even lists out the types of foods and the tests to check if food is vatable.