The VAT rate that applies to certain supplies of hospitality, hotel and holiday accommodation, and admission to certain attractions changes on 1 October 2021. The current 5% rate for these supplies will be replaced by the introduction of a new reduced rate of VAT of 12.5% which will remain in effect until 31 March 2022.
On 3 March 2021 Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered Budget 2021. Most of the Budget measures were targeted at addressing the fall out from the COVID-19 pandemic, including extending the VAT rate cut for the hospitality and tourism sectors.
On 8 July Rishi Sunak announced a targeted temporary VAT rate cut for the UK hospitality and tourism sectors. HMRC has now published further guidance on the measure, available here.
In his Plan for Jobs speech today Rishi Sunak, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, announced a temporary VAT rate cut for the UK hospitality and tourism sectors to aid recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.