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Unread 05-07-2011, 12:36   #1
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Default VAT Reduction on Rail Catering

Does anyone know if the VAT reduction applies to food and drink sold on trains?

Because it would seem it hasn't been applied.
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Unread 05-07-2011, 13:01   #2
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VAT onboard trains was always a higher rate than the normal rate in shops/restaurants.

In that case I don't think reduction applies to rail catering (or indeed inflight catering)
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VAT onboard trains was always a higher rate than the normal rate in shops/restaurants.

In that case I don't think reduction applies to rail catering (or indeed inflight catering)
Here is a list of things that are included and excluded in the new change. There's no specific mention to food sold on rail services so I assume it would be covered by these two

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* the supply of food and drink (excluding alcohol and soft drinks) in the course of catering or by means of a vending machine
* hot take-away food and hot drinks
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Unread 05-07-2011, 15:57   #4
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Price of my lunch went up last week, not down...
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Unread 05-07-2011, 16:15   #5
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Should affect intercity but not Enterprise, as there is an exemption for food and drink served on international public transport for immediate consumption.
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Unread 29-02-2012, 09:11   #6
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Catering

Rail Gourmet Ireland provide on-board catering services for Iarnród Éireann. Offering you a wide range of options, from in-seat trolley services to dining cars, Rail Gourmet gives you good quality food and value for money. You will be served refreshments at your seat by the friendly Rail Gourmet on-board team.

Depending on the time, route and day the catering offering will vary, please check in advance of travelling by consulting the Timetable or at your local station. Here's a taster of what's on offer on board:


From the Trolley:

A variety of fresh sandwiches
Hot Beverages
Soft Minerals
Alcoholic Beverages
Pastries & Biscuits
Sweets & Chocolates
Crisps & Savouries
http://www.irishrail.ie/index.jsp?p=122&n=221

Great Value :/
I bet the guy who typed this couldn't stop laughing at the crap he was told to type.
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Rather. Last I checked the plastic sandwiches were going for €4.99 which is nothing short of absurd.
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