As you may know all ready, quite a lot of people are complaining about money issues.
Complaining about student fee’s, tax dodgers and now VAT rises…
At 12.00am 1st January 2011 pretty much everyone in the land shouted out Happy New Year!
However 5 days in and already – VAT has increased by 20% !!!!!!!!!!
As you can guess, with this being a carbon orientated blog – I can go on and on about how driving you car less, saves money on the VAT and on carbon etc. etc..
However there is another important point to Vat, and that’s food.
- Vegetables do not attract VAT unless they are ‘ornamental’, such as a cabbage ‘grown for its appearance rather than consumption’.
Thus turning veggie, seems quite an acceptable method of saving money (and carbon)
- Famously, no VAT is paid on Jaffa Cakes, but only after a long court battle with Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, which included showing the judge a 12-inch Jaffa Cake to prove it is a cake (no VAT), not a biscuit (VAT).
What a perfect combo of low cost, low carbon food. – Veg and Cakes
Some of you, may now be thinking.
‘I cannot bake and I cannot cook any veg stuff’
Well take a minute and think of all those high street shops and supermarkets, with cake aisles and vegetable sandwiches, veggie ready meals and raw carrots.
Of course, this isn’t a precise science and maybe a full diet of cakes and veg isn’t entirely healthy.
But if your money is low and you are hungry well…
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