United Kingdom


  • Service: Tax
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 29/05/2012

Rethink on VAT treatment of hot takeaway food and static caravans welcomed by KPMG 

  • Will policy makers be similarly open to amending proposals on limiting gift aid relief, asks KPMG



Responding to news today that the government plans to amend the so-called “pasty-tax” and “caravan-tax” proposals, Chris Morgan, head of tax policy at KPMG in the UK, said:


“Today’s news of a rethink on the ‘pasty-tax’ and ‘caravan-tax’ is welcome.  It suggests that the government is genuinely committed to listening to views raised during the consultation process on proposed tax changes.


“We very much hope that policy-makers will be similarly open to hearing the concerns being raised about the impact of proposed changes to gift-aid on charitable giving and prepared to consider also amending these proposals as a result.”



For further information please contact:


Margot Cowhig, KPMG Corporate Communications

Tel:  0207 694 4246 Mobile: 07920 274856: margot.cowhig@kpmg.co.uk


KPMG Press Office: 0207 694 8773


Notes to editors.


KPMG LLP, a UK limited liability partnership, is a subsidiary of KPMG Europe LLP and operates from 22 offices across the UK with over 11,000 partners and staff.  The UK firm recorded a turnover of £1.7 billion in the year ended September 2011. KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax, and Advisory services. We operate in 152 countries and have 145,000 professionals working in member firms around the world. The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative ("KPMG International"), a Swiss entity.  KPMG International provides no client services.