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Monday 26th February 2018

VAT cut for sports goods

2nd July 2009

The Public Health Commission has suggested that VAT rates could be reduced on sports equipment, such as tennis rackets and gym membership to encourage people to become more active.

EU law allows the tax to be cut to 5% by classing the activities or equipment as a healthcare provision. Meanwhile the Public Health Commission wants restaurants to scrap supersized meals. The body made 48 recommendations, including extending junk food advertising bans which currently apply to broadcast media to the internet and mobile phones.


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