Suppliers of home care services are to be relieved of the burden
of VAT for care assistants.
Lucianne Sawyer, president of the UK Home Care Association, said
it was a huge breakthrough, and added that because the law had not
been changed, care providers would have to fit in with regulations.
So agencies would have to have a medically trained supervisor for
Many providers have avoided VAT by acting as agents. This meant
they could not supervise the work directly.