Budget Summary 2023/24

Value Added Tax

Registration threshold

The VAT registration and deregistration thresholds will remain frozen at their present levels of £85,000 and £83,000 until 31 March 2026. This will tend to require more businesses to register for the tax as they grow, and therefore represents a small tax-raising measure.

Healthcare reliefs

The Budget included two measures to ‘keep up with changes in how the NHS operates’. From 1 May 2023, VAT exemption will be extended to healthcare services provided by staff directly supervised by registered pharmacists. In the autumn, zero rating will be extended to medicines supplied on prescriptions through Patient Group Directions.