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Beavis and VAT on parking fines

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It is rare for a tax case to influence the general law, and even rarer for a case on general principles to have an impact on tax. In a landmark ruling, the Supreme Court has clarified the enforceability of penalty clauses. This may cause HMRC to re-examine whether excess parking charges are within the scope of VAT. And this could be bad news for car park operators and for the motorist.

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