EC decision boosts private firms

The issue of refuse operators paying the correct amount of Vat took an unexpected twist last month when the European Commission warned the government that public bodies were not exempt from paying Vat.

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Ian Kehoe

2nd September, 2006

The issue of refuse operators paying the correct amount of Vat took an unexpected twist last month when the European Commission warned the government that public bodies were not exempt from paying Vat. The move was a boost to private waste companies, which often found themselves in direct competition with local authorities across the country.

Up to now, the government has exempted public bodies, such as county councils, from applying Vat to public services, such...

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