VAT On Blinds
In a rather obscure ruling by a VAT tribunal, the tribunal concluded that VAT is chargeable on electric blinds when installed on new houses. This compares to no VAT being charged on regular roller blinds. The logic being that regular roller blinds are considered to be standard product incorporated into construction projects.
Presumably blinds can be installed without an electrical motor and have the electrical motor fitted at a later stage to avoid the impact of this ruling.