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Grafter
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Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

@shutter
Strange you had not come across QED before  Sad
But then , I was a Grammar School  boy............
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Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎12-08-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

Or as the inland revenue calculate it:
Multiply the gross amount by 0.851 will give you the value excluding 17.5% VAT then multiply by 1.15 will give you the new gross amount inclusive of 15% VAT.
£117.5x0.851=£100x 1.15= £115
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Grafter
Posts: 666
Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: VAT Reduction


@artmo
yes, I knew of that way but I thought at the time that 0.851 wouldn't be as easy to remember as "Jumbo Jet" !  Smiley
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎07-04-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

Is it because Inland revenue employees can't use the divide key?  Grin
The recipocal of 0.851 is 1.17508, so one can either divide by 1.175 or mulitply by 0.851
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎04-04-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

Or get someone else to work it out for you Cheesy
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Grafter
Posts: 666
Registered: ‎31-07-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

Yes, but make sure it's  "itsme"........he knows all about reciprocals, so he must be a mathematical genius!
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: VAT Reduction

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Speakers required Smiley

Very funny indeed Strat
*techguy falls under desk with laughter.
The kind of thing the internet was made for, that
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Community Veteran
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Registered: ‎02-02-2008

Re: VAT Reduction

Multiply by .9787234  Shocked (115/117.5)
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎07-04-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

115/117.5? Where did these values come from? Should be 1.15/1.175, the answer would be the same but you would lose marks on your exam paper.  Grin
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Grafter
Posts: 19,757
Registered: ‎30-07-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

do it in one old price x 0.978723404255 = new price
what is happening to the fuel 5%vat?
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Hero
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Registered: ‎30-07-2008

Re: VAT Reduction

Good point pierre. AFAIK absolutely nothing  Cry
Never hit a man with glasses.
Always use something larger and heavier.
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎12-09-2008

Re: VAT Reduction

Didn't see any reference to it at all pierre.
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Registered: ‎02-02-2008

Re: VAT Reduction

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you would lose marks on your exam paper.  Grin

Not if it was being marked by a mathematician. The units are irrelevant as long as they are consistent, it's a ratio.
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Registered: ‎11-01-2008

Re: VAT Reduction

Nothing is happening on the VAT on fuel.
So this reduction doesn't help anyone in basics, such as food, heating your home or getting about.
Fantastic.
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Grafter
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Registered: ‎07-04-2007

Re: VAT Reduction

Food does not carry VAT, unless it's takeaways and restaurants and these have to charge 17.5% which has been reduced to 15%. So may be cheaper to eat out if they pass on the reduction.