New VAT rules for construction

In this brief guide we look at the ‘Domestic Reverse Charge’ (DRC) that is to
be introduced for VAT on construction services from 1 March 2021. This was announced in a consultation in early 2018, with the intention that it should be introduced on 1 October 2019. It was delayed for a year because of Brexit, then delayed another 5 months because of the pandemic. As far as we can tell, Brexit and the pandemic will still be with us on 1 March 2021, but we have to be prepared for the new rules to be introduced without a third delay. There are links to HMRC’s detailed website guidance at the end of the newsletter.