Wednesday 14th Feb 2024

VAT threshold for business: should it be lower or higher?

VAT threshold for business: should it be lower or higher?

Date:Wed 14th Feb 2024
Time:13:30 - 14:15

Opinion is divided.

The VAT threshold - currently set at £85,000 in annual turnover - is a hotly debated issue amongst small business owners and policymakers. Those in favour of raising the threshold argue it would reduce the administrative burden on microbusinesses who would otherwise need to register, collect, and submit VAT to HMRC.

Those in favour of lowering the threshold say it levels the playing field for small firms competing with larger VAT-registered businesses and argue that raising the threshold would shift the problem to larger companies.

Ahead of the March Budget, we feel this is the time to debate the point; to hear respective sides and views and discuss how reform of the VAT threshold can deliver prosperity.

Join us for this online event to hear the arguments and share your view and vote as to which direction you would like to see the threshold move.

About the presenters:

Dan Neidle is a British tax lawyer, investigative journalist and commentator, who researches and writes on issues of tax law and tax policy. He founded Tax Policy Associates, a non-profit which advises policymakers and journalists on tax policy

Emma Jones is founder of small business support platform and provider, Enterprise Nation. In this role, Emma represents the views of a community of over 100,000 small businesses and their trusted advisers.

Dan and Emma will be followed by contributions from tax experts at CBI, representatives from professional accounting bodies, and small business owners.

This will interest you if you are:

  • an accountant
  • a small business operating in services or products. VAT applies whether selling to consumers or to other businesses
  • making policy that impacts small firms


How to join the online event

When you register for the webinar, you'll receive an automatic email, including the Zoom link to access the event. The event will begin at the time and date stated in the registration information. If you don't receive the link within two hours of signing up via Eventbrite, please let us know by emailing (Note: It may be in your junk folder.)

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Enterprise Nation has helped thousands of people start and grow their businesses. Led by founder, Emma Jones CBE, Enterprise Nation connects you to the resources and expertise to help you succeed.

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