Do you expect to see the full price when you search for hotels online? We found many UK hotel chains breaching government guidelines and advertising rules by not including VAT in headline prices online.
I do love a good bargain, and Amazon’s cheap products lend the site massive appeal. But when do low prices become predatory, and at what point will the world’s biggest online retailer be considered a monopoly?
Pasty-gate – it’s a phrase that’s been in the mouths of the media ever since last week’s Budget 2012. So, as I ate my lunch yesterday (homemade sandwiches) I decided to find out what all the fuss was about.
A year on from Chancellor George Osborne’s ‘Budget for Growth’ in 2011, Britain and consumers are still in poor financial health. So what do we want from the government’s 2012 Budget?
If you’re used to buying cheap DVDs and CDs online, you’ll have to cough up more as the government closes a Channel Islands tax loophole. It claims to be helping small businesses, but will our wallets suffer?
Here’s your chance to be Chancellor! George Osborne will deliver the Budget next week, and fierce speculation about what it will include is mounting. We weigh up the rumours and ask what you’d put in the budget.
Child car seats are not only needed for peace of mind in the safety of our children, they’re also required to be used by all children up to the age of 12 (or 1.35m tall) by law. So why do parents have to pay VAT on them?
With some online sales starting on Christmas Day and shoppers queuing through the night to get into stores first, the sales are certainly silly this year. But can you really bag a bargain, or do sales just stress you out?
With the VAT rise being the talk of the country, how will that extra 2.5% hit you over the course of this year – and how are retailers coaxing shoppers in with this increase in prices?
Do you understand how much VAT is charged on the items you buy? Many of us are panic-buying to avoid January’s VAT hike without properly understanding the real rates we’re paying says a new survey.
In case you’d forgotten, VAT is on the rise next year. Climbing to 20% in January, your major purchases could come with a bigger price tag. Current spending suggests shoppers are trying to beat it, but is it on your mind?
Looking to jump into 3D by buying an expensive new TV? Or maybe you want to buy your nearest and dearest a laptop? Well Sony’s hoping to grab your attention by giving you VAT back on some of its products.