The standard VAT rate is 20%
VAT rates for goods and services
|Rate||% of VAT||What the rate applies to|
|Standard||20%||Most goods and services|
|Reduced rate||5%||Some goods and services, eg children’s car seats and home energy|
|Zero rate||0%||Zero-rated goods and services, eg most food and children’s clothes|
Some things - eg postage stamps, financial and property transactions - are exempt from VAT.