Business Tax

Business Tax

Ann provides clear and practical advice on how UK tax affects businesses and business transactions.

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Property Tax

Property Tax

Ann has particular expertise in UK tax as it applies to property matters and, as a solicitor, understands the property law aspects too.

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Value Added Tax

Value Added Tax

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Tax bite #45

In 1991 McVities fought (and won) a case against the classification of Jaffa Cakes as chocolate–covered biscuits, which were subject to VAT. McVities argued that Jaffa Cakes were tax-free chocolate-covered cakes, and brought a specially prepared 12-inch Jaffa Cake to the hearing to focus the tribunal’s attention on the sponge base. The main reason for the victory was that a Jaffa Cake goes hard, not soft, when it goes stale so it’s a cake, not a biscuit.

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