Supreme Court: conversion of former woollen fabric factory involves essentially new construction for VAT purposes

15 November 2022 - On 11 November 2022, the Supreme Court ruled in the woollen fabric factory case. The former woollen fabric factory has not been in operation since 1982, has then fallen into decay and has since been rebuilt. The issue at hand is whether, after the rebuilding of the woollen fabric factory, there is 'essentially new construction' for VAT purposes.