My heads a bit boggled today (more often than not the case at the moment)
can anyone tell be if I'm on track with the below?
A catering company provides meals for functions, parties, weddings etc - they provide additional services such as waiting on, providing cutlery/crockery and the customer doesn't need to do any food prep - the company will benefit from the reduced VAT rate of 5%.
The same company is going to provide school meals, VAT is also chargeable on this at the reduced rate of 5% from tomorrow as they are a profit making organisation. I'm assuming the meals will come ready to serve (something I need to check with client) if heating/further prep is needed by the school would the meals be zero rated?