New rules provide clarity for disabled motorhome buyers
New rules have been announced by HMRC regarding VAT relief on motorhomes that have been adapted for use by people who are physically disabled.
The updated rules give clarity to motorhome dealers and manufacturers as well as customers.
Previous rules stated that any adaptation must be ‘substantial and permanent’ but there was uncertainty over what actually qualified under these rules. As a result, some dealers and converters were reluctant to sell adapted motorhomes to disabled customers at zero VAT.
This meant some disabled motorhomers were finding it increasingly difficult to find adapted motorhomes to buy.
Now, the new rules have brought clarity and mean the market should open up again for disabled buyers. This has been welcomed by the National Caravan Council (NCC), which represents the motorhome industry.
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