The Value Added Tax (Increase of Consideration for Fuel) Order 1996

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Published: 1996-11-26

Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 2948

VALUE ADDED TAX
The Value Added Tax (Increase of Consideration for Fuel) Order 1996

Made
26th November 1996

Laid before the House of Commons
26th November 1996

Coming into force in accordance with article 1 below
The Treasury, in exercise of the powers conferred on them by section 57(4) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994(1) and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf, hereby make the following Order:

1.  This Order may be cited as the Value Added Tax (Increase of Consideration for Fuel) Order 1996 and shall come into force in relation to a taxable person from the beginning of the first of his prescribed accounting periods which begins after 5th April 1997.

2.  For Table A in section 57(3) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994(2) there shall be substituted the following —

“TABLE A

Description of vehicle (Type of engine and cylinder capacity in cubic centimetres)
12 month period
3 month period
1 month period

£
£
£

Diesel engine

2000 or less

740
185
61

More than 2000

940
235
78

Any other type of engine

1400 or less

800
200
66

More than 1400

but not more than 2000

1,010
252
84

More than 2000

1,490
372
124”

Bowen Wells
Michael Bates
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
26th November 1996

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)
This Order, which will apply to taxable persons from their prescribed accounting periods beginning on or after 6th April 1997, amends Table A of section 57(3) of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 (c. 23). This Table sets out the fixed scales used as the basis for charging VAT on road fuel provided by businesses for private motoring. The Order increases the scales by an average of 15% in relation to diesel and by an average of 13% in relation to other fuels.


(1)
1994 c. 23.

(2)
Table A was substituted by S.I. 1995/3040.
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