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Free Support for Businesses in Scotland

With new regulations on waste disposal in Scotland affecting businesses of all sizes, Resource Efficient Scotland is offering free, independent specialist advice and support on energy efficiency (including renewables), water efficiency, materials efficiency and waste prevention, re-use and recycling. 

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VAT

VAT

There has been much confusion in the sandwich industry over the question of when VAT is chargeable and when it is not, particularly in relation to those operating delivery rounds. In the 1990s a number of VAT tribunals ruled that generally sandwiches sold through delivery rounds to offices etc. or on platters were exempt from VAT unless they were known to being supplied for a catering purpose. HMRC’s (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) definition is that food supplied for a function (party, meeting, event etc.) carries VAT, even if the ingredients are supplied by a customer and the caterer is simply brought in to prepare them. In essence they are providing a service (adding value) in making up the foods.

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Registration of Food Businesses

Registration of Food Businesses

If you are starting a new food business, the law requires that you register your operation with your local environmental health authority.....

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Conlumino - Consumer Views on Horsemeat

Conlumino - Consumer Views on Horsemeat

Conlumino have put together a document exploring consumer views on horsemeat in the wake of the 2013 horsemeat scandal.

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Standards and Training Advice Online

Standards and Training Advice Online

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea's Directorate of Environmental Health now has food hygiene, standards and training advice online.

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