Following the reduction of VAT to 15 percent for 13 months from 1st December 2008, ConstructionSkills is urging businesses to take account of the changes in the gross cost of CSCS and CISRS cards.
To pass on the Chancellor’s saving, the current gross prices of £25 and £23.50 have been reduced until the VAT rate returns to 17.5 percent at the start of 2010. The net price of the cards remains the same (CSCS £21.28 and CISRS £20).
From Monday 1st December 2008:
CSCS cards will be £21.28+VAT@15 percent = £24.47
CISRS cards will be £20.00+VAT@15 percent = £23.00
Please note that this change does not affect CPCS cards due to the different VAT status of the scheme. CPCS notification fees and renewal cards will therefore remain at £25.00.