At he end of December Local Authorities were given the option of delaying the implementation until 6th April 2017 or to go ahead and implement it on 1st January 2017. Only one Local Authority in Cornwall and Devon has opted to add VAT from 1st January.
VAT being Added from 1st January 2017
- Torridge District Council- New price is £83.22 inc vat.
VAT Being Added from 6th April 2017
- Cornwall Council
- East Devon
- Mid Devon District Council
- North Devon
- South Hams District Council
- West Devon Borough Council
Torridge District Council had set up its systems to cope with the VAT change and they were not able to reset the changes in time for the 1st of January therefore had to go ahead.
We shall wait with baited breath to find out if the changes will go ahead in April or will it be yet another last minute postponement?